Country Russian Federation
Year 2014
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Article 21 of the Constitution adopted in 1993, and amended in 2014, includes the following provisions:

1. Human dignity shall be protected by the State. Nothing may serve as a basis for its derogation.
2. Nobody should be subjected to torture, violence, or other severe or humiliating treatment or punishment. Nobody may be subjected to medical, scientific or other experiments without voluntary consent.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Russian Federation 1993 (amended in 2014), UN Women Constitutional Database

For more information please click here.