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European Court Slams Russia Over Domestic Violence Case

Expand In February 2017, parliament decriminalized first instances of battery among family members. © 2018 Rebecca Hendin for Human Rights Watch In a landmark ruling – its first on a domestic violence case in Russia – the European Court of Human Rights found that Russia’s lack of legislation to combat domestic violence, as well as the absence of protection orders, indicated a systemic failure to address this critical problem. The court’s July 9 ruling extensively cited the Human Rights Watch October 2018 report on domestic violence in Russia, exemplifying how the court considers our work to…

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