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The head of the Duma Committee on legislation and state building Pavel Krasheninnikov (United Russia) said that toughening the criminal penalties for domestic violence does not solve the problem — requires comprehensive measures. His words conveys REGNUM Thursday, July 25.
“Only criminal measures do not solve… Here you need to address not only the criminalization or decriminalization of any problems, but you need to address issues from the point of view of protection of the family,” said Krasheninnikov.
He also noted that now the state Duma is discussing a bill that would be comprehensive solution to the problem of domestic violence. It refers not only to the amendments to the criminal code, but also possible changes in the Family code, the law on guardianship and other laws.
Earlier, the speaker of the upper house Valentina Matvienko said that it would study the possibility of strengthening legislation against domestic violence and prepare proposals. She noted that women continue to be victims of violence and lamented the fact that there is still no objective statistics on this problem.
Since the beginning of the year the European court of human rights (ECHR) received approximately one hundred complaints of Russians to domestic violence. 9 July, the ECtHR awarded compensation for moral damages in the amount of 20 thousand euros to the victim of domestic violence Valerie Volodya. According to the court, Russian authorities “had not fulfilled stemming from the European Convention on human rights the obligation to protect her from violence.”
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