On 11 January came into force the law “On prevention and counteraction to domestic violence”

What penalties the law provides?

11 січня вступив у дію закон "Про запобігання та протидію домашньому насильству"

This law, the deputies adopted in the beginning of December 2017. But most of the rules came into effect only today, January 11. How will protect victims of domestic violence? What threatens tyrants?

What punishment threatens the tyrants?

According to the new rules for committing domestic violence may impose such punishment: public works for a term of 150 to 240 hours; imprisonment for up to 6 months, restriction of liberty for a term up to five years or deprivation of liberty for a term up to two years. It is not allowed to call, write and even come close to a certain distance to the victim, informs Rus.Media.

In the aftermath of the violence

After identifying facts of domestic violence victims, the relevant authorities must offer the possibility to contact specialist centres.

Responsibility for forced marriage

I think violence and forced marriage, cohabitation, to continue the prisoner forced marriage or cohabitation, forced to move with the purpose of marriage or cohabitation such actions will be punished with arrest for the term up to 6 months or restriction or imprisonment for the term up to 3 years.

A reduction in the minimum sentence for rape of a minor

The new law also reduced the minimum period of criminal liability for statutory rape. Before punished with imprisonment from 10 to 15 years, the sanction from 8 till 15 years.