Domestic violence and family crises: a perspective from Spanish Law

Di Jordi Ribot Igualada -

This paper provides a brief overview of how Spanish law deals with the measures directly aimed at the prevention of domestic violence and gender-based violence against women, and the connection between criminal law issues and the civil law arrangements in family crises. Special attention is paid to the influence of allegations of gender-based violence on the granting of parental responsibilities and custodial or visitation rights to the alleged perpetrator, and to potential gaps in protection which may entail violations of international human rights obligations as laid down in the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.