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

The first bureau of the Committee was composed of 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.

The current Bureau of the Committee, elected at its 4th meeting on 30 January 2018, is composed of :

Ms Elisabeth WALAAS, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,
   Permanent Representative of Norway to the Council of Europe, elected as Chair;
Mr Gilles HEYVAERT, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,
   Permanent Representative of Belgium to the Council of Europe, elected as First Vice-Chair; and
Mr João Maria CABRAL, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,
   Permanent Representative of Portugal to the Council of Europe, elected as Second Vice-Chair;

for a term of office of one year starting on 30 January 2018, renewable once.

 


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

Country monitoring work

Meetings

 

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