The sin of domestic violence to be redeemed through physical labor: Ukrainian Parliament adopts a law

15 July, 09:07
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The Verkhovna Rada has adopted draft law No. 3908-1 on strengthening responsibility for committing domestic violence and gender-based violence.

The bill was adopted in the second reading and in general by 336 votes of MPs, "Vgolos" reports.
What the bill provides for:

- adds a sanction in the form of socially beneficial works with a simultaneous allocation of funds for performing such works to the affected person;
- suggests involving the military for committing this crime on general grounds, and not on the basis of a disciplinary charter;
- allows you to consider the case without the presence of the violator if he is properly notified.

One of the developers of the bill, MP Yevhenia Kravchuk, said that the essence of the bill is very simple. According to her, today most of those responsible for domestic violence pay fines from the family budget. Therefore, it was proposed to involve violators in socially useful works with a simultaneous allocation of funds for performing such works to the affected person.

"It is likely that with a broom in their hands for 120-240-360 hours of socially useful work, violators will achieve great success in correcting their behavior, and their family members will not find themselves in a difficult situation," Kravchuk noted.

The MP also called it important that the court will be able to consider cases of domestic violence without the presence of the abusers themselves, who often try to hide from the investigation.