Country Liechtenstein
Year 2011
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

The law governing sexual offences was revised in 2011 to enhance the legal protection of victims and improve the practical measures against violence against women and children as well as domestic violence. Notably, the catalogue of offences that are prosecuted “ex officio” was expanded to dangerous threats against close family members, stalking, rape or sexual assault in marriages and partnerships. The revision also strengthened victims’ rights in criminal proceed-ings.

Source of Information

Liechtenstein's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.4.