Country
Year 2008
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


According to the Foreigners' Act, after divorce from a marriage between foreigners that lasted less than five years, the revocation or the non-renewal of the residency permit of a spouse can be waived if important personal reasons apply, such as if a spouse demonstrates that he/she was a victim of domestic, sexual, physical or moral violence.

Full Text

Foreigners’ Act

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/LIE/4, p. 19; A/HRC/10/77, p. 10