Country Romania
Year 2018
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

On 13 July 2018, Law No. 174/2018 regarding the amendment and supplement of Law No. 217/2003 on the prevention and combatting domestic violence, introduced a new institution- the provisional protection order- as well as other measures for their protection: 
- Regulating the interim protection order as a specific form of protection for victims of domestic violence, as well as measures to monitor the observance of the protection order that may be ordered by the police;
- Regulating the fact that under any form and under any circumstances, habit, culture, religion, tradition or so-called "honor" cannot be considered as justification for any type of violence against women and men;
- Inclusion in the teaching materials of issues such as gender equality, non-stereotyped gender roles, mutual respect, non-violent conflict resolution in interpersonal relationships, adapted to the evolving ability of students in the formal curriculum and at all levels of education;
- Regulating central authorities' obligation to develop and disseminate documentary material on the prevention of domestic violence and violence against women;
- An obligation to ensure the creation and operation of social services in a geographical distribution appropriate to the identified needs, ensuring access to social services and assistance to all victims subject to forms of violence provided by Law 217/2003 on the Prevention and Combating Domestic Violence;
- Regulation of the measures necessary to prohibit the out-of-court settlement of disputes concerning violence against women, including mediation. 

Source of Information

Romania's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.2

For more information: Report submitted by Romania pursuant to Article 68, paragraph 1 of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Baseline Report) (2020)