30.04.2019 | 34 criminal cases have been initiated by prosecutors on cases of domestic violence

The study showed that during 2018 in 397 cases of domestic violence criminal cases have been initiated.

From January 31, 2018 the amendment introduced to the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Armenia has come into force on which the prosecutor has been  granted exclusive powers on public prosecution, that is, to initiate a criminal case without complaint of the victim in all cases of domestic violence when the prosecutor believes that the victim cannot protect his or her legitimate interests, since he is dependent on the alleged perpetrator or is helpless.

To ensure the proper performance of the above-mentioned  function of the prosecutor's office on the instructions of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Armenia in 2018 a guide has been  developed for the  prosecutors.