|Type of Measure||Justice > Protocols and guidelines|
|Form of Violence||Violence against women and girls|
In 2018, the Government of the Republic of Croatia adopted the new, updated ‘Rules of Procedure in Cases of Sexual Violence’, which contain the obligations of the competent authorities and other bodies involved in identifying and combating sexual violence and providing help and protection to persons exposed to sexual violence, and regulate the course and content of cooperation between the competent authorities in the treatment of victims of sexual violence. The normative framework for adopting these rules is provided by internationally binding and national documents stipulating protection against domestic violence. The aim of the ‘Rules of Procedure’ is to provide the timely and efficient implementation of existing regulations on the protection of victims of domestic violence in accordance with the powers of the competent authorities, improving cooperation and in the long-run achieving a reduction in violent behaviour.