Country Estonia
Year 2015
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

In 2015, an amendment of the Code of Criminal Procedure came into force, enabling the court to apply a temporary restraining order with the electronic surveillance with the consent of the suspect or accused. Under the same law, since 2016, unless a prosecutor or a judge conducts the hearing or it would hinder the course of the proceeding, a victim has the right to request that his or her hearing is conducted by a person of the same sex when it comes to sexual violence, gender-based violence or a criminal offence committed in close relationship.

Source of Information

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