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12-10-2017 - Hearing on the European Protection Order - 12 October 2017

LIBE FEMM 10-01-2019 - 15:55
European protection order

The EPO Directive was initiated by a group of twelve states and came into force in January 2011. This judicial co-operation tool is based on the principle of mutual recognition, which means that protection orders issued in one Member State have to be recognized and enforced in another Member State. One of the main challenges in the application of this instrument is to ensure that the protection of victims is not hampered by the diversity of national measures.

The hearing will bring valuable insights for the preparation of an implementation report whose co-rapporteurs are Ms Jiménez Becerril (EPP, Spain) on behalf of FEMM, and Ms Soraya Post (S&D, Sweden) on behalf of LIBE. The report will assess how the mechanism set up by the Directive 2011/99/EU was applied in the Member States concerned.