Europe counts down to Istanbul Convention on violence against womenby Ivano Abbadessa - 2014.04.24
On 1st August 2014 will come into force the Council of Europe's Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. Better known as the "Istanbul Convention". Thanks to the very recent ratifications of Andorra and Denmark, in fact, the Convention has finally crossed the threshold of 10 endorsements from the signatory States necessary for the entry into force of the treaty. The first European treaty on violence against women and domestic violence, the Convention closes the gap in the protection of fundamental human rights of women by requiring states parties to prevent violence, protect its victims, prosecute the perpetrators, and to co-ordinate any such measures through comprehensive policies.
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