About the Committee of the Parties

The Committee of the Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) is composed of the representatives of the Parties to the Convention.

The Committee of the Parties may adopt, on the basis of the reports and conclusions of the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO), specific recommendations addressed to the Parties concerned.

 

On 4 May 2015, it held its first meeting and elected the following members of the Committee:

  • Mr Erdoğan Işcan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Turkey to the Council of Europe, as its Chair;
  • Mr Rudolf Lennkh, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Austria to the Council of Europe, as its first Vice-Chair;
  • Ms Jocelyne Caballero, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the Council of Europe, as its second Vice-Chair.

Pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article 67 of the Istanbul Convention, it elected the first ten members of GREVIO.


Rules of procedure of the Committee of the Parties adopted at its first meeting on 4 May 2015

About the election procedure of GREVIO members

 List of official co-ordinating bodies

Meetings

 

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