A restraining order is imposed to protect people who have been subjected to physical or mental violence, such as victims of domestic violence. The purpose of a restraining order is to prevent a violation of a person's rights in the future. A restraining order may be imposed in civil proceedings or in criminal proceedings.
Restraining order & Human rights
A restraining order imposed by the court is one of the remedies that the State may take to ensure the protection of victims’ rights. If the court fails to issue a restraining order without any lawful grounds, it may result in a violation of the right to life, the prohibition of inhumane or degrading treatment and the right to private and family life.
Domestic violence is considered to be a form of discrimination against women, as it affects mainly women. If the State (in this case – the court) fails to effectively respond and provide protection to the victims of domestic violence in cases of immediate threats to their lives, freedom or health, it may result in a violation of the prohibition of discrimination in conjunction with a violation of the right to life and/or the prohibition of inhumane or degrading treatment, and the right to private and family life.
Articles 1411, 3101
Articles 2, 3, 8, 14
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