The decriminalization of beatings admitted mistake

The decriminalization of beatings admitted mistake

The Commissioner for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova said was a mistake decriminalization battery and advocated for the law on combating domestic violence, reports “Interfax”.


Moskalkova noted that the country needs the ratification of the Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women.

“Today the man who is in a family space, not protected from the violence that tightrope of crime,” she said at an open lesson “human Rights”.

According to the report of Human Rights Watch, decriminalization of beatings in Russia has led only to negative consequences. So, it significantly worsened the situation with domestic violence, because now the aggressor’s feeling of impunity, and the police ignore the complaints of women.

In addition, most often for the beatings be punished with fines, which are usually paid from the family budget. In response to the report of human rights activists in the Kremlin said that the rise of domestic violence is “very bad”.

The law on decriminalization of a beating in the family entered into force in February 2017. According to the adopted amendments, committed for the first time a beating refer to administrative offences. A year later the head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin reported the surge of domestic violence in the country.

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