A new EU regulation will allow restrictions put in place to protect victims of domestic violence to be recognised in other EU member states.
Regulation (EU) No 606/ 2013, ‘on the mutual recognition of protection measures and in civil matters’, now in force, means that so-called ‘protection measures’ enacted in the UK will automatically be recognised in the jurisdictions of other member states (excluding Denmark, which has not signed up). The reverse of course is also true – protection measures enacted in other member states will be recognised in the UK.
‘Protection measures’, defined within the regulation, are any legal orders which prohibit individuals from certain actions such as contacting or talking to a particular person. They are most often made in cases of domestic violence.
Read Regulation (EU) No 606/2013 here.
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