physical violence


Physical violence refers to a bodily harm suffered as a result of the application of immediate and unlawful physical force. It is often associated with sexual and psychological violence resulting in injuries, distress and health problems. It also encompasses violence resulting in the death of the victim.

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Council of Europe (2011). Explanatory Report to the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence. Council of Europe Treaty Series No 210.