On Thursday, 21 January 2021, Ivana Lunka, counselor working at the National Call Centre for Victims of Crime, held an online lecture as part of the series of lectures in January and February on gender-based violence organized by the team of the National Call Centre for Victims of Crime. The lecture on the subject “Imposing of protective measures laid down by the Act on the protection against family violence” was held by virtue of Zoom and Facebook streaming platforms. It was attended by 87 persons.
The lecturer spoke about the protective measure of the restraining, non-molestation and non-stalking order protecting the victim of family violence and about the measure of removal from the common household; about the proposing, imposing and implementation of these measures. Talking about the purpose of the imposing of protective measures, she underlined that the primary purpose of the protective measure of the restraining order and the protective measure of removal from the common household is the protection of the victim of family violence, unlike similar precautionary measures laid down by the Criminal Procedure Act and the Misdemeanour Act that provide for the presence of the defendant. In addition to the measures per se and their imposing, the lecturer spoke about how these are implemented, who they are managed by and about the role of the police as an institution that implements the protective measures, focusing on the plan for the implementation of protective measures and the assessment of risk for the victim.
Speaking of the implementation of the measure in view of the family violence victim and the offender, the lecturer highlighted some of the important pieces of information the police need to take into consideration as risk factors to ensure more effective protection of the protected person. She also explained how the police is to act in case of a violation of the protective measures. In the second part of the lecture, lecturer said a few words about the number of imposed protective measures based on the data on the protective measures implemented in 2018, 2019, and 2020 provided by the Ministry of the Interior.