In the Czech Republic, "Maltreatment of a person living in a jointly occupied dwelling" means: whoever maltreats a close person or other person, that lives with him/her in jointly occupied flat or a house shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of six months up to four years.
Legal provisions on protection orders
Eviction: Act on Police No. 273/2008, Sections 44-47
Court protection: Code of Civil Procedure, Section 76b
Criminal Code, Section199
The definition is limited only to situations of cohabitation and thus does not fully correspond to the definition of intimate partner violence.
Special circumstances (in the same legal provision):
- The offender shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of two years up to eight years, a) if he/she commits the act defined in paragraph (1) in especially cruel manner or on more than one person, b) if he/she causes grievous bodily harm, c) if the offence is perpetrated against more than two people, or d) if the contravention has continued for a prolonged period of time.
- The offender shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of five years up to twelve years if he/she causes by the act defined in paragraph (1), a) serious bodily harm to at least two people, or b) death.