Austria - Stalking
This resource includes the legal definitions of different types of gender-based violence used in EU Member States, according to their legal terminology and national legislation. It was last updated in 2019 and makes a reference to the United Kingdom as a member state of the European Union.
In Austria, stalking is defined as “persistent persecution”. Criminal law distinguishes four types of stalking, for each of them imprisonment up to one year can be imposed: a) trying to come close to the victim, b) contacting the victim by repeated letters, phone calls, emails, or SMS, c) ordering goods or services for the victim using her/his personal data and d) make other persons contact the victim using the victim’s personal data.
Legal provisions on protection orders
Interim injunctions can be applied on the victim’s request under civil law (EO, Section 382g, Paragraph 1). The police is obliged to inform intervention centres on stalking cases who in return offer protection for the victims.
Criminal Code, Section 107a