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Directive 2011/99/EU of 13 December 2011 on the European protection order

The objective of this Directive is to make sure that a victim who is subject to a protection measure (for example in a case of domestic violence) may still be protected when he/she moves to another Member State. The scope is therefore very close to that of Framework Decisions 2008/947/JHA of 27 November 2008 (mutual recognition of probation measures) and Framework Decision 2009/829/JHA of 23 October 2009 (mutual recognition of supervision measures). These instruments, however, apply where it is the offender or suspected person (and not the victim) who leaves the territory of the Member State where the probation or surveillance measure were taken.The Directive on the European protection order establishes by contrast a mechanism for judicial cooperation in the European Union that aims to guarantee the protection of victims of violence when they move between the territories of the Member States.

type: Directive

Reference number: 2011/99/EU

Issue date: 13-12-11

Official Journal: OJ L 338, 21.12.2011, pp. 2–18


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