Council of Europe Conferences of Ministers of Justice

 

29th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Justice

“Breaking the silence – united against domestic violence”
17-19 June 2009, Tromsø, Norway

 

The Ministers of Justice of the member states of the Council of Europe met in Tromsø , Norway, on 17-19 June 2009, to discuss the topic "Breaking the silence - United against domestic violence".
Domestic violence is shrouded in secrecy. Its victims rarely reveal the fear, isolation and trauma in which they live. The perpetrators deny it takes place at all. It is as if it does not exist.
Domestic violence has long been met with public and political silence. It is barely visible in the legal system and seldom recognised as a serious crime and violation of fundamental human rights. (more)
 

  About the Conference      Webcasts 
Venue and accommodation
Hotel reservation
Organisation and logistics
Social programme
Videos on domestic violence
Contacts
   

 Resolutions

 Speeches
Resolution N°1 on preventing and responding to domestic violence
Resolution N°2 on mutual assistance in criminal matters
Resolution N°3 on Council of Europe action to promote the rule on law
Resolution N°4
 
Opening Speech - Norway
Opening Speech - Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe - Tromso (Norway), 18 June 2009

Azerbaijan
Finland
Greece
Ireland
Monaco (in French)
Netherlands
Netherlands on Prelininary Draft Resolution No.3
Poland
Serbia
Slovak Republic (in French)
Sweden
Switzerland (in German)
Turkey
United Kingdom

Mr Aleš ZALAR, Minister of Justice of Slovenia on behalf of the Slovenian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
The Congress - Mr Krug
The Parliamentary Assembly - Ms Häag
European Co-ordination Forum for the CoE Disability Action Plan 2006-2015 (CAPAH)- M. Bechina (en anglais)

United Nations
Janusz Korczak Lecture” on “Children versus prisons: what can we do better ?” by Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe

 Speeches by Chairs of Steering
 Committees
Speech on behalf of CDDH (in French)
Speech on behalf of CDCJ 
Speech on behalf of CDPC
 
 Photo Gallery
 
  Practical information 
Introduction to Norway
Introduction to Tromsø
Final Programme
Draft Agenda - meeting of Senior
  Officials
Fireside chat
List of participants
   
Opening for signature
Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents
 
Signatures or ratifications of the following treaties:
European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights (ETS No. 160)
Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CETS No. 197)
Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201)
European Convention on the Adoption of Children (Revised) (CETS No. 202)
 

Useful Links

For more information on:
Ad Hoc Committee on preventing and combatting violence against women (CAHVIO): www.coe.int/violence
Protection of children: www.coe.int/childprotection
Child-friendly justice: www.coe.int/childjustice
Action against trafficking: www.coe.int/trafficking
Council of Europe standards on children's rights: www.coe.int/children
Council of Europe treaties: www.conventions.coe.int
 

Reports presented

Breaking the silence against domestic violence
Report presented by the Minister of Justice of Norway
Follow-up to resolutions adopted at previous Conferences of European Ministers of Justice
Report presented by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Breaking the Silence – Together Against Domestic Violence
Report presented by the Delegation of the Ministry of Justice and Citizens’ Liberties of Romania
Breaking the silence against domestic violence
Report by the Swiss Ministry of Justice (in French)
Breaking the silence against domestic violence
Report by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia
Breaking the silence - united against domestic violence
Report by the Ministry of Justice of Portugal
 
Other documents 

Chamber judgment - Opuz case (09/06/09)
Press release
Judgment

The Council of Europe and the Rule of Law - an overview
Document CM 170 of 21 November 2008
 
Final Activity Report
Council of Europe task force to combat violence against women, including domestic violence
 
“Equal recognition before the law”
Position Paper by Mr Robert Bechina (Austria), European Co-ordination Forum for the Council of Europe Disability Action Plan 2006-2015 (CAHPAH)
 
Ukraine: National campaign 'Stop Violence'
Stop violence campaign leaflet