This Wednesday, the President of the Republic promulgated the diploma approved by the Assembly of the Republic that recognizes the status of victims of domestic violence against minors who experience situations of abuse.

As the fight against domestic violence is a central concern and recognizing that children are also victims of such a situation, the President of the Republic also promulgated the diploma of the Assembly of the Republic that extends the protection of victims of domestic violence, amending Law no. 112/2009, of September 16, the Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure”, is read in a note published on the official website of the Presidency of the Republic.

At issue is the diploma voted by parliament in the last session before the holidays, which unanimously approved changes to the diploma that regulates the prevention of domestic violence and the protection of victims, enshrining the status of victim to children and minors exposed to contexts of violence .

Pursuant to the amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure approved today, in article 67 A, which defines the concept of victim, there is now a third paragraph, relating to “child or young person up to 18 years of age who has suffered damage caused by an action or omission in the context of the commission of a crime”, including those who suffered ill-treatment related to exposure to contexts of violence.

The approved diploma added changes to a government bill and bills by BE, PAN, CDS-PP, IL and the non-attached deputy Cristina Rodrigues, highlighting the creation of an autonomous victim status and greater protection for children who live or witness domestic violence.


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