Law on Domestic Violence Protection

Dec 1, 2012

In Montenegro, the Law on Protection from Violence in the Family was adopted on 27 July 2010 by the Parliament. The law defines domestic violence as omission or commission by a family member in violating physical, psychological,
sexual or economic integrity, mental peace and health of other member of the family, irrespective of where the
incidence of violence has occurred (Article 2). Practitioners dealing with violence in the family expected that this
innovative Law will bring significantly stronger and better institutional protection of victims. Namely, the Law arranges
protection of the victims of violence in administrative infraction procedure and prescribes five orders of protection as a
form of violation sanctions: removal from the place of residence, restraining order, prohibition of harassment and
stalking, mandatory addiction treatment, mandatory psycho-social therapy.

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