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Regulatory Decree No. 3/2020

Publication: Republic Diary No. 158/2020, Series I of 2020-08-14
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Regulatory Decree
  • Number: 3/2020
  • Pages: 4 - 5

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This regulatory decree amends the regulatory decree governing the organisation and functioning of the reception structures, emergency shelter responses and shelters that make up the national network of support for victims of domestic violence (RNAVVD).

What is going to change?

The duration of emergency shelter for victims of increased vulnerability, in particular due to disability, mental illness, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and age, shall be increased to three months, extended by a maximum of two equal periods of time.

In such situations, a prior opinion of the Committee on Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG) is required, on the basis of a reasoned request from the technical responsible for the emergency reception response.

What advantages does it bring?

This regulatory decree creates conditions for increased protection and support during emergency reception to meet the specific needs of victims of particularly vulnerable domestic violence, such as disability, mental illness, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and age.

When does it enter into force?

This regulatory decree enters into force on 17 August 2020.

Original Version


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