Country Ecuador
Year 2011
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence

Brief Description

Article 77 of the Constitution adopted in 2008, and amended in 2011, includes the following provisions: In any criminal proceedings where a person has been arrested and detained, the following basic guarantees shall be observed:
8.No one can be required to make a statement in a criminal trial against one's spouse, life partner or relatives up to the fourth degree of consanguinity or second degree of affinity, except in cases of domestic, sexual and gender violence.

Source of Information

Constitution of Ecuador 2008 (amended in 2011), UN Women Constitutional Database

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