Country Albania
Year 2018
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Law No. 47/2018 on Measures against Violence in Family Relations was responsible for adding measures to provide immediate protection for women and girls and other members of the family who experience violence. This Law entered into force on 1 September 2018 and has strengthened the protective and procedural measures for a more effective response to domestic violence and the protection of victims of violence by providing the mechanism of issuing the Order of Precautionary Measures of Immediate Protection. It is the first time that the law protects women and girls in intimate relationships, without having a formal relationship with the offender, such as marriage or cohabitation. In addition, new changes provide better services not only to victims of domestic violence, but also to the perpetrators by providing them with rehabilitation services. 

Source of Information

Albania's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.32