Albania: Law on Measures Against Violence in Family Relations

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April 9, 2009

Albania: Law on Measures Against Violence in Family Relations

This law aims to prevent and reduce domestic violence in all its forms by appropriate legal measures. It also aims to guarantee protection through legal measures to members of the family who are subject to domestic violence, paying particular attention to needs of children, the elderly and the disabled.This law was promulgated by the President of the Republic of Albania, Alfred Moisiu with the Decree no.5182, dated 12 January 2007. The law came into force on June 1, 2007.

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