New law to recognise domestic violence protection across EU

Family|January 12th 2015

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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  1. Stitchedup says:

    “They are most often made in cases of domestic violence.”

    This is a myth, no allegations of domestic violence are required and even when there is an allegation there is essentially no burden of proof; the idea that it is a “balance of probability decision” is a fallacy… it is rubber stamping exercise designed to cover the arse of the judge and pander to feminist political correctness
    We all know that the new definition of domestic violence has little to do with genuine physical domestic violence/assault yet we all see the posters and adverts of the battered woman. Assault and battery has been covered under criminal law for god knows how long. Non-mols are mainly used to gag men and to convict men for acts that in normal circumstances would not be considered criminal or even threatening. Ex-parte non-mols are imho a breach of a persons human right to a fair trial and frequently result in a breach of a persons human right to free speech and freedom of expression.

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