Ramunė Jakštienė


For various reasons domestic violence became one of the main issues on human rights in Lithuania recently. Lithuania has some experience complying with international human rights standards already. Of course, it faces some difficulties. Case-law of European Court of Human Rights is a helpful source for states seeking to carry out effectively their international duty to protect individuals from domestic violence. So, it‘s worthwhile to know the general context of the case-law of European Court of Human Rights on this issue. Thus this paper analyses the case-law of European Court of Human Rights on domestic violence issues, precisely – violence against women. Specific human rights (set in the Europen Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms) violation of which may arise from the acts of domestic violence are highlighted. The main rules and principles applied in cases involving domestic violence are discussed.