Conference on Protection Orders in the EU Member States (Lisbon, 28 November 2014)

4 Sep, 2014

Victims of intimate partner violence, stalking and domestic violence often have a need to be protected against (repeated) violence by their offender. Protection orders may provide such protection, but currently we know very little of the manner in which they function on paper and in practice.

For this reason, the partners of the Daphne III Project ‘Protection Orders in the European Member States’ (POEMS) would like to invite you to the upcoming conference:

Protection Orders in the European Member States: Where do we go from here?

This conference will take place on the 28th of November 2014 in Lisbon (Hotel Olissipo Oriente).

Key objectives:
During the conference the results of the Daphne III Project ‘Protection Orders in the European Member States’ (POEMS) will be presented. This project aimed to make an inventory of protection order legislation and practice in the Member States, to identify best practices and possible gaps, and to evaluate the level of protection offered to victims. Also the recently introduced European Protection Order will be discussed in the light of the results of the POEMS project. The ultimate goal is to enhance the protection provided to victims. How can current laws and practices in relation to protection orders be improved?

Who should attend?
It is of interest to (legal) practitioners dealing with victims of crime, gender-based violence, violence against women, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual violence (government officials, police officers, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, victim support organizations, NGOs, students).

General conditions:
– Language: English
– Register before the 28th of October (acceptance conditioned to the number of seats available)
– No registration fee!
– For more information, conference program, and online registration, please go to http://apav.pt/poems