Country Serbia
Year 2016
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Stalking, Sexual harassment

Brief Description

The Law on Amendments to the Criminal Code has been adopted introducing new offences whose survivors are mostly women - forced marriage, sexual harassment, stalking and genital mutilation, thus harmonizing the normative framework with the standards of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), which Serbia ratified as one of the first ten countries.

Source of Information

Serbia's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.13