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Parliament Passes Domestic Violence Act

Ljubljana, 1 February - The parliament passed in a near unanimous vote on Friday the act on domestic violence. The first piece of legislation of its kind, it provides victims of domestic violence with professional assistance and sets down rules for the treatment of offenders.

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From left to right: Ruling Slovenian Democrats deputies Branko Grims, Andrej Brucan and Milenko Ziherl during parliament's session.
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Opposition Liberal Democrats (LDS) deputy Ljubo Germic during parliament's session.
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Opposition Liberal Democrats (LDS) deputy Jozef Skolc during parliament's session.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

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Opposition National Party (SNS) deputies Zmago Jelincic (left) and Srecko Prijatelj during parliament's session.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

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Opposition Liberal democrats (LDS) deputy Ljubo Germic during parliament's session.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

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Opposition Social Democrats (SD) deputies Milan M. Cvikl (right) and Majda Potrata during parliament's session.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

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Opposition Social Democrats (SD) deputy Milan M. Cvikl during parliament's session.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

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