Protection from domestic violence against women in Lithuania: problematic aspects detected by international institutions
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It was only in the middle of 90's, when domestic violence against women was formally recognised as a human rights violation in international law. Since then obligation to protect is placed on states not only on national, but on international level too. Effectiveness of this obligation's fulfillment is monitored by international human rights bodies, which use different procedures, for example litigation, states reporting. International institutions that recently have assessed Lithuania's progress on subject matter, have found instances of violation of right not to be tortured, recommended to improve national legislation, its enforcement, to ratify international documents.
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