Details of Treaty No.210

Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence
Title Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence
Reference CETS No.210
Opening of the treaty Istanbul, 11/05/2011  - Treaty open for signature by the member States, the non-member States which have participated in its elaboration and by the European Union, and for accession by other non-member States
Entry into Force 01/08/2014  - 10 Ratifications including 8 Member States.
Summary

This new landmark treaty of the Council of Europe opens the path for creating a legal framework at pan-European level to protect women against all forms of violence, and prevent, prosecute and eliminate violence against women and domestic violence.

The Convention also establishes a specific monitoring mechanism ("GREVIO") in order to ensure effective implementation of its provisions by the Parties.

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