Country Switzerland
Year 2018
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Federal Law on Improving the Protection of Victims of Violence provides for the revision of several legal instruments, with the introduction inter alia of measures relating to electronic monitoring of potential perpetrators of violence, relieving victims of the costs of proceedings, in criminal proceedings the decision to proceed will no longer depend exclusively on the will of the victim but will also be the responsibility of the authorities, and judicial authorities will be able to order the accused to follow a violence prevention programme.

Source of Information

Switzerland's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.17.

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