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 81 of the Constitution adopted in 2008, and amended in 2011, includes the following provisions: The law shall establish special and expeditious procedures for bringing to trial and punishing the crimes of domestic violence, sexual offenses, crimes of hate and crimes perpetrated against children, adolescents, young people,  persons with disabilities, elderly persons and persons who, because of their specific characteristics, require greater protection. Specialized prosecutors and defense attorneys shall be appointed for dealing with these cases, in accordance with the law.

Source of Information

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

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