Country Denmark
Year 2019
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

In March 2019, the Danish Parliament adopted a bill on psychological violence in close relations (family etc..), which entered into force on 1 April 2019. The bill amends the Criminal Code by introducing a new separate act on psychological violence in close relations (family etc.). Civil society has played an important role in the preparatory legislative process. Furthermore, the Government has taken initiatives to ensure the police and prosecution service proceedings of cases of psychological violence.

Source of Information

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

For more information: Bill on Psychological Violence in Close Relations (Danish)