Dr. Konstanze Jarvers

Senior Researcher



The Criminalization of Femicide: A Comparative Legal Perspective

Killings of women, the most serious form of gender-based violence, is a phenomenon that has existed worldwide since time immemorial. And yet it has only recently become the focus of cultural and legal debate. With that in mind, this international comparative research project focuses on the… more

After the Istanbul Convention: Measures against Domestic and Gender-Based Violence in a Comparative Legal Perspective

The phenomenon of domestic and gender-based violence against women is widespread and affects all social classes and all countries. In 2014, for example, 33% of women in the EU between the ages of 18 and 74 had been victims of physical or sexual assault at some point in their lives. In… more

The “Codice Rosso”: New Measures against Gender-Based and Domestic Violence in Italy

Almost one in three Italian women between the ages of 16 and 70 (6,788,000) have been victims of physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. Approximately half of these violent experiences were caused by a (former) partner. The discussion surrounding the issue of violence… more

Translations of Foreign Penal Codes

Translations of Foreign Penal Codes

In progress: The Italian Penal Code – Codice penale italiano. New translation by Margareth Helfer, Konstanze Jarvers, and Thomas Vormbaum with introduction by Konstanze Jarvers.
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