ArmInfo.In Armenia, for 10 months of 2019, 2756 cases of domestic violence were registered, among 1760 rapists registered 10% of women. The head of the department for the protection of the rights of minors and the fight against domestic violence Nelly Duryan stated this at the third Forum of Armenian-Georgian legal cooperation.
The forum was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Avinyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice of Georgia Thea Tsulukiani, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia Rustam Badasyan, Permanent Representative of the United Nations Development Program Dmitry Mariyasin, Head of the EU Delegation Cooperation Department Gonzalo Serano de la Rosa and other officials .
Of all the innovations in the judicial system, special attention was paid to the problem of family violence, which significantly changes the family-educational system of values. It was noted that departments to combat domestic violence were created in the Police System of Armenia and Georgia.
The forum presented the preventive measures of crimes against the person, which are carried out in Armenia. In particular, the work, which is carried out in 3 stages: stage 1 is a warning, stage 2 is the registration of the rapist, and stage 3 is the punishment, where the rapist is first placed in a temporary residence room for 20 days, he does not have the opportunity to meet with his family , at this time educational work is being conducted with him. In the second case, the rapist is deprived of the opportunity to meet with his family from 6 months to a year.
In turn, the Georgian side presented its experience of reforms in this area, noting that, taking into account the specifics of this type of crime, in Georgia they put on an electronic bracelet and use GPRS to ensure that he does not get close to the place of residence of the family, as well as schools and children's gardens. At the discussions, it was also noted that in Georgia surveillance of a policeman and his family is being conducted. In the case of violence by the police against his family, he is first deprived of the opportunity to carry weapons, and in the second case, he is deprived of ranks, up to and including dismissal. The forum participants expressed hope that all these changes will force the citizens of Armenia and Georgia to reconsider their attitude to family values, not to dictate, but to respect the family, children and the individual personality of each individual.
It should be noted that the history of these forums started in 2015, discussions at the level of Ministers of Justice are held alternately in Yerevan and Tbilisi.
Discussions of the two-day forum, organized with the assistance of the European Union and the UN development program, focused on judicial reform in the two countries, the introduction of e-justice tools, improving the protection of human rights, the fight against corruption, criminal enforcement policy and the fight against criminal subculture.