Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention)

Regional Conference on the Istanbul Convention: From signature to ratification and implementation - Exchange of experience and practices  

17-18 January 2013, Helsinki, Finland
Pikkuparlamentti (Little Parliament)



Ms Susanna Huovinen, Member of Parliament President of the Finnish Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly (Welcome remarks)

Mr Philippe Boillat, Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe

  Mr Mendes Bota, Vice-Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and General Rapporteur on violence against women

Ms Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics, former expert to CAHVIO (keynote speaker)

Ms Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women

Ms Nicole Zündorf-Hinte, Council of Europe Expert, Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth of Germany (keynote speaker)

Ms Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz, Minister in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment of Poland

Ms Dagnija Palčevska, Director of the Civil Law Department, Ministry of Justice of Latvia

Mr Rikard Grozdics, Legal Adviser, Division for Criminal Law, Ministry of Justice, Sweden

Ms Marcelline Naudi, Lecturer, Social Policy and Social Work, University of Malta, former member of CAHVIO (keynote speaker)

Ms Line Nersnæs, Senior Adviser, Police Department, Ministry of Justice, Norway

Ms Halla Gunnarsdóttir, Political Advisor to the Minister of the Interior, Iceland

Ms Mette Volsing, Consultant, Women's Council in Denmark

Mr Javier Truchero, Council of Europe Expert, Independent Lawyer, Spain (keynote speaker)

Ms Nicole Zündorf-Hinte, Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Representative from Germany

Senior Detective Constable Ville Lahti, Finland Proper Police Department, City of Turku, Finland

Professor Niklas Bruun, Professor in Private Law, University of Helsinki / Member of the CEDAW Committee

Ms Marja Ruotanen, Director of Justice and Human Dignity, Council of Europe (Closing remarks)

Ms Pirkko Mattila, Member of Parliament, Finland (Closing remarks)