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The prosecutor’s office maintains that women should only be told their partner has a history of abuse if there is a “reasonable risk”.

The state attorney general’s office maintains that “you cannot” warn women “automatically” that their current partners have a history of sexist abuse. This transfer of information should be reserved for cases where the police assess that this background “represents a relevant risk factor” and that the transfer of this information to the victim is “necessary to prevent the commission of a criminal offense by taking adequate safeguards.” – protection”.

This is according to a report made by the prosecutor of the Chamber of Violence against Women at the request of the Ministry of the Interior, after the department headed by Fernando Grande-Marlasca consulted the legal reserve of his proposal to inform women that their partner or ex-partner has previously mistreated others as a fundamental right ” in the background of collisions that may arise. In her report, the Prosecutor of the Chamber Against Violence Against Women, Teresa Peramato, analyzes the data protection legislation and the existing jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

The interior discussed the possibility that agents would warn of the risk to women who report macho aggression if the comprehensive monitoring system for gender-based violence (VioGén) proves that this aggressor has more victims. According to the department’s technicians, in these cases, the current complaining couple faces a greater risk of being attacked again “with greater intensity and less latency.”

The Home Office hopes to have the tool ready “in the next few weeks” as it seeks to improve protections for women whose aggressors are repeat offenders of sexist violence after a spate of cases in recent weeks raised alarm bells. However, it will not be used in all cases. According to the sources of internal affairs, the intervention of the police should take place through the mediation of the woman. It must be a case, the evidence of which is available to the state security forces and bodies, either through the complaint of the victim himself, or through the notification of neighbors or relatives. In other words, when a situation of gender-based violence occurs, it is reported to the police, who then make an assessment.

Theses expressed by Internal Affairs Prosecutor Teresa Perramato in her report, because the protocol in the process of formation stipulates that victims are informed if their life or physical integrity is “at imminent risk” and “the provision of this information may prevent it.” “- said the sources of this department.

The Ministry is currently finalizing the criteria that will be part of the police evaluation. And it will be added to the general one that the police already do in the case of any complaint that is registered in the VioGén system and used by judges to decide on victim protection. Sometimes this assessment fails, and low-risk levels are assigned to women who end up killing, for which experts call for improvement.

Source: El Diario





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