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Name: Law No. 2697 of 17 October 2014 to Amend and Supplement the Law on Elimination of Domestic Violence, Protection and Support of Victims of Domestic Violence.
Country: Georgia
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2014-10-17
Entry into force:
ISN: GEO-2014-L-98931
Bibliography: Legislation On-Line Legislation On-Line Legislative Herald of Georgia , Georgia PDF in Georgian PDF in Georgian (consulted on 2015-05-13)
Abstract/Citation: In article 3 modifies the definition of the "domestic violence" as the violation of constitutional rights and freedoms of one family member by another family member through neglect and/or physical, psychological, economic, sexual violence or coercion; in article 4 introduce the definition of "neglect" as failure by a parent and/or a legal representative to satisfy physical and psychological needs of a child, restriction of a child's right to basic education, failure to protect a child from danger or to perform the actions necessary to register birth or to use medical and other services, provided the parent and/or the legal representative has appropriate information, possibility and access to the appropriate services; introduce article 91 - Identification of domestic violence cases; in paras 5-7 of article 10 further develop provisions related to protective and restraining orders; introduce article 141 concerning identification of domestic violence against minors (children); modify article 17 - Rights and protection guarantees for victims of domestic violence and introduce article 171 - Raising awareness of domestic violence victims and 172 - A temporary accommodation for victims of domestic violence (a shelter); introduce article 182 - Retention by victims of domestic violence of the right to temporarily use the place of residence; introduce article 191 - Toll-free support line; modify article 20 - Rehabilitation measures for abusers; introduce paras 10-11 to article 21 on the measures related to putting the Law into force.
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