Slovakia - Intimate Partner Violence
Whoever is cruel to (abusing) a close person or a person in his custody or care, causing physical or psychological suffering to such person mainly by a) beating, kicking, punching, causing injuries and burns of any kind, humiliating, contemptuous treatment, stalking, making threats, exciting fear or stress, forcing into isolation, emotional blackmailing or any other behaviour jeopardizing the person’s physical or psychological health or limiting the person’s safety, b) groundless denying of food, rest or sleep, or denying of necessary personal care, clothing, hygiene, health care, housing, upbringing or education, c) forcing the person to beg or to perform activities requiring excessive physical or psychological exhaustion regarding the age or health condition of the person, or to perform activities that may harm the person’s health, d) exposure to substances that may harmful the person’s health, or e) unjustified preventing of access to property that the person has a right to use shall be sentenced for 3 up to 8 years of imprisonment.
Legal provisions on protection orders
Expelling perpetrator from a residence for 48 hours (Act no. 171/1993 Coll. on Police Force, Article 27a)
Temporary eviction of a perpetrator from a residence (Act no. 99/1963 Coll. Code of Civil Procedure as amended, Article 76 (1)g)
Criminal Code, Articled 208 (relates to domestic violence and also covers intimate partner violence)
An offender shall be sentenced for 7 up to 15 years if by committing an offence under subsection (1) a) he/she caused a serious harm to health or death, b) because of peculiar inducement, c) although he/she has been sentenced for such an offence in the part twenty four months or has been sentenced for such an offence and released on parole, d) if he/she has continued committing such an offence for a longer time, in violent manner, threatens with violence or other serious injury, or abuses emergency situation or the dependence of another person. (3) An offender shall be sentenced for 15 up to 25 years of imprisonment, or an exceptional sentence, if by committing an offence under subsection (1) and he/she caused a serious harm to health or death of several persons.