Azerbaijan should improve domestic violence legislation: vice speaker
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.25 / Trend , K.Zerbaliyeva /
There is a need to further improve domestic violence legislation, Azerbaijani Vice Parliamentary Speaker Bahar Muradova said today.
"It is high time to improve legislation on domestic violence and adopt a special law," Muradova said today in Baku at a joint event of the OSCE, parliament and State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs on preventing domestic violence.
The parliament submitted a bill on domestic violence for discussion in 2008. However, the legislation was returned for revision.
Muradaova said no one wants tragedy to strike Azerbaijani families.
"Domestic violence is not only characteristic of Azerbaijan. It exists in all developed countries," the vice speaker said. She said according to legislation, families, women and children are protected by the state. But really they are not protected from violence.
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