Paper Title
The Need for European Best Practices Adoption in The Romanian Legislation Concerning Domestic Violence

The paper revises current legal provisions concerning family violence in Romania, outlining its main improvements, as well as incomplete or unharmonized procedures. These perfectible legal and procedural aspects are discussed on the background of European best practices, with a particular focus on Norway, taken as a desirable standard. The conclusions of the paper summarize the steps to be taken towards harmonization and improvement of current legal practices and procedures in Romania, outlining the benefits of adopting compatible Norwegian patterns. Keywords - Romania, Norway, Domestic Violence Legislation, Procedural Improvements