July 14, 2020

Protection orders have dropped 37% in alarm status



The Minister of Justice, Juan Carlos Campo, has alerted this Thursday of cases of male violence that may be hidden during the state of alarm and has highlighted as an example that during March and April 37% fewer orders for protection were issued That the last year.

“We cannot let our guard down and we must redouble our efforts, even in such difficult times,” Campo said in the Senate, where he presented the legislative plans of his department and the essential services that the courts during the state of alarm, among which he has highlighted cases of gender violence.

Campo, convinced that confinement will have worsened the situation of many women who suffer physical or psychological violence in the home, recalled that gender violence has maintained a sustained, albeit slight, increase in recent years (2% in 2019 compared to the previous year, for example).

However, he warned, data from the Central Registry of the Ministry reveals that the cases are not emerging the same in the alarm period: during the months of March and April more than 4,300 protection orders have been issued, 37% less than in the same period last year.

Campo has stressed the need to prepare the Justice system to respond to this “latent violence” and provide adequate protection to victims, and has highlighted two initiatives of the Executive in which his Ministry works “very closely” with other departments: the Law of Sexual Violence and the Law of Protection of children and adolescents against violence.

The minister has hoped to be able to send these projects to Parliament shortly, although he has not advanced dates.

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