The new Italian legislation named Red Code (Codice Rosso) entered into force in July 2019. This important legislation has modified Italian Criminal and Criminal Procedure Codes by including new dispositions for the protection of gender and domestic abuses victims.

In this context, Italian criminal provision has been deeply renovated:


Art. 387. bis Criminal Code

Violation of a) order of removal from family home b) order ban on approaching victim places

Whoever, bound by the law, infringes previous orders shall be punished with imprisonment from six months to three years.


Art. 558 bis Criminal Code

Wedding constriction and inducement

Whoever, with violence or threat, constrain a free individual to get married shall be punished with imprisonment from one to five years. The same sanction shall be applied to whoever, benefiting from vulnerability, psychological inferiority, and in need status of a free individual, constrain him/her to get married.


Art. 612 ter Criminal Code

Revenge porn and unauthorised disclosure of sexually explicit images and videos

Whoever sends, delivers, publishes, or discloses sexually explicit images or videos that were intended to remain confidential, without consent of involved people, shall be punished with imprisonment from one to six years with a fine between €5,000 and €15,000.


Art. 583 quinquies Criminal Code

Deformation to the appearance of a person by permanent face lesions.

Whoever causes personal injury from which arise permanent lesions, deformations or disfigurement, shall be punished with imprisonment from eight to fourteen years


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