11 juillet 2019

Istanbul Convention: Assembly welcomes positive impact and urges states to implement it

Conseil de l'EuropePACE today reaffirmed “its firm support” for the Istanbul Convention, “the most advanced and comprehensive international legal instrument on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence”. According to the Assembly, this Convention – entered into force on 1 August 2014, ratified by 34 member States and signed by 11 others and the EU – has already had a tangible impact, as higher legislative and policy standards have been introduced in national law in several member States, and it has raised awareness among victims and society in general. More...

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