protective measures

Definition

Legislative and other measures aimed to protect victims as well as their families and witnesses from any further form of violence and re-victimisation or secondary victimisation, at all stages of investigations and judicial proceedings.

See also: victim; survivor

Propose an update

Source(s)

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

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1332