The Law on Protection Against Domestic Violence (LoPDV) was adopted by Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BD BiH) in 2018. In the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), the Law has been used to enforce protective measures against perpetrators of domestic violence by adopting its bylaws which include: the Rulebook on implementation and place of enforcement of protective measure of mandatory treatment of alcohol addiction, drug or other psychotropic substance abuse for perpetrators of domestic violence; the Rulebook on implementation and place of enforcement of protective measure of mandatory psychosocial treatment of perpetrators of domestic violence and the Rulebook on implementation of protective measure with the police competence. By the end of 2018, nine cantonal coordination bodies were formed in the FBiH, six cantonal programmes of measures adopted, as well as ten cantonal and 56 municipal cooperation protocols. Thus, a mechanism for improving the implementation of the Law on Protection against Domestic Violence in the FBiH has been ensured both horizontally and vertically.
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