Legal provisions on protection orders
Law on Social, Section 109: The municipal council shall provide temporary accommodation for women who have experienced violence, threats of violence or any similar crisis in relation to family or marital status. Women may be accompanied by children, and they receive during their stay care and support.
Since 2004 it has been possible to expel violent men from home and/or to impose a restraining order (Act No. 112 of 2012)
The Danish Penal Code does not have a specific paragraph for intimate partner violence. It is prosecuted on the basis of the general paragraphs for crimes of physical, sexual, psychological or financial violence (Criminal Code, Chapters 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27).