International Colloquium

Justice in Responses to Domestic Violence: Challenges to the Enforcement of Rights

September 21, 2022, 9h30

Auditorium of the Rectory of the University of Coimbra


This event is an activity of the Project EEA Grants 2014-2021 - Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area, called "Evaluative Study on the Impact of Measures Applied to Offenders (IMAPA)".

Operated by the CIG - Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality, and developed by the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, through its Permanent Observatory of Justice, in partnership with the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, the Attorney General's Office, the Superior Council of Magistracy, the Public Security Police and the Directorate General of Reintegration and Prison Services and aims to diagnose the impact of measures applied to offenders, reflect on the national reality in the light of solutions adopted by other EU countries and produce recommendations for the promotion of public policies for the prevention of domestic violence and gender violence.

In this sense, this International Conference aims to promote discussion on the topic, not only among the actors more directly involved in the response to domestic violence (judges and prosecutors, police officers, technicians of the General Directorate of Reintegration and Prison Services, lawyers and other jurists, psychologists, professionals of civil society organizations), but also extending to researchers, students and the general public.

To this end, we invite citizens to share their experiences, perplexities, questions, challenges and expectations about the judicial system's response to domestic violence until 12 September 2022. You may do so anonymously by entering your question, comment or description of experience in the text box under Your opinion matters or by email to

Conference with simultaneous translation.