Feasibility study to assess the possibilities, opportunities and needs to standardise national legislation on violence against women, violence against children and sexual orientation violence
Over the last three decades the connections between interpersonal violence, inequalities and human rights have received increasing attention in law, research and practice in the three fields of violence that are subject of this study: violence against women (VAW), violence against children (VAC) and sexual orientation violence (SOV). Human rights thinking has expanded beyond the use of violence by states in recognising that violence targeted at individuals as members of social groups and/or experienced disproportionately by members of disadvantaged groups is a state responsibility. This places... the three forms of violence squarely in the arena of fundamental rights. The central task was to provide a coherent analysis of the need for, possibilities of, and potential hurdles to standardised national legislation across three fields of violence for EU Member States. To this end the Commission set five research tasks: the mapping of relevant legislation on VAW, VAC and SOV and its implementation; comparative analysis; a set of minimum standards; a model of factors affecting perpetration and how these are, or could be, addressed in legislation; a set of recommendations.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Justice (European Commission) - Now known as... - Now known as... Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (European Commission) Themes: Fundamental rights, Social problems
- Subject: approximation of laws, children's rights, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, domestic violence, sexual violence, violence, women's rights
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