Portugal - Intimate Partner Violence
When physical and psychological mistreatments, including physical punishments, deprivation of freedom and sexual offences onto someone of the opposite or same sex take place with whom the aggressor maintains or has maintained a dating relation or akin to that of spouses, even if not in the same household.
Legal provisions on protection orders
Decree-law 112/2009 September 2009: i) the creation of urgent coercive measures, applicable within the first 48 hours after being declared accused (article 31); ii) the establishment of the victim and witness’ protection during evidence gathering as well as in trial sessions, promoting videoconference and teleconference (Article 32); iii) the possibility of access to distance controlled technical means (Article 35); iv) the creation of a specific system for the detention out of in flagrante delicto (caught in the act) (Article 30 (2) and (3); v) in the area of the victim’s social and work protection, the assessment of justified absences (Article 43), the establishment of the victim’s geographic mobility principle (Article 44)
Criminal Code, Article 152