Domestic violence (WEBINAR)

Start Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
End Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Category: European (General) and International Law, Human Rights
Venue: Online
Country: France
Leading organisation: Ecole nationale de la magistrature - ENM
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Language(s): English, French
Training level: Introductory
Target audience: Open to judges & prosecutors
Participants(EJTN): 10
Contact: Ms. Emilie Breyne and Ms. Alice Thibaud
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Course Description

Under the supervision of Françoise GUYOT, Honorary magistrate specialised in domestic violence.

Domestic violence exists in all societies. It is an issue that necessarily comes up in legal systems which often have to deal with this type of violence in a variety of disputes, both civil and criminal. Faced with this large-scale phenomenon, judges and prosecutors need a common core of knowledge in order to understand the mechanisms behind this violence and the systemic responses that can be implemented. The aim of this training is to offer a broad view of violence committed against women, in particular the ones committed by their partner. French legislation on protection against domestic violence will be presented, and in particular the most recent initiatives. The course will also address the psychological and/or sociological mechanisms involved in such violence, the institutional framework and partnerships for taking care of the women who are victims of it, as well as the criminal and jurisdictional policies that can be considered. The handling of the offenders and the place of children in such proceedings will also be studied.


Registration Deadline: 16/04/2021