Latvian law provides that the victims of domestic violence should be protected and that perpetrators should be held accountable for their actions. Immediate help should be available to someone in danger and structural assistance and legal help should be provided for victims to change their situation. Victims of domestic violence also have the right to a police decision on separation and a court decision on temporary protection


  • If you believe that your or someone else’s safety, health or life is endangered, you should call the police on 110 or 112
  • From 7am–10pm, you may also call a state provided emergency assistance line for victims and witnesses of crime on 116006

About this section

This section of the Guide will explain the types of emergency, as well as structural support services, which are available to victims of domestic violence, further.

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