About the election procedure

The election procedure for GREVIO membership aims at guaranteeing the appointment of high-calibre independent experts among nationals of the State Parties. To this end, the Rules on the election procedure of the members of the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 19 November 2014) set out important requirements regarding the qualifications and capacity of the members (Rules 2-5).

 

GREVIO Membership

The first ten GREVIO members were elected on 4 May 2015 for a term of four years. The ratification of the Istanbul Convention by Germany on 12 October 2017 brought the total number of ratifications to 25, therefore triggering the procedure to fill the remaining five seats of GREVIO. The Committee of the Parties subsequently elected, at its 5th meeting on 24 May 2018, five additional members. Their mandate of four years started on 1 September 2018.


New election procedure opened

Following the withdrawal of Turkey from the Istanbul Convention and the subsequent resignation of the Turkish member of GREVIO, one of the 15 seats of GREVIO has become vacant, and the Committee of the Parties will have to proceed with an election at its 11th meeting on 7 December 2021. Taking into account the current composition of GREVIO and that no two members may be nationals of the same state (Rule 8 of CM/Res(2014)43), the following state parties have been invited to nominate up to three candidates, by 6 October 2021 : Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Spain, North Macedonia.