Country Uruguay
Year 2017
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Femicide/Feminicide

Brief Description

In 2017, the modification of articles 311 and 312 of the Criminal Code through Law No. 19,538, typified femicide as a very special aggravating form of homicide, considering it as the one that occurs "against a woman on grounds of hatred or contempt, for her condition as such."

Source of Information

Uruguay's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019.

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