“I welcome the European Commission’s initiative to join the Istanbul Convention,” he said. “This will be a major step in our efforts to end violence against women and domestic violence. It will help create a coherent European system to combat this outrageous crime which is still widespread in Europe today."
The Istanbul Convention is a unique, legally binding treaty that criminalises violence against women in all its forms. It seeks to prevent violent acts, protect and support victims and prosecute perpetrators. It provides a mechanism to monitor implementation of the convention, including an independent expert group (GREVIO). (more...)
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