HUDOC (HUman rights DOCumentation) is a database set up by the European Court of Human Rights to give public access to the Court's case law and to legal and information documents.

The Group of Experts on Action to Combat Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO), like other Council of Europe entities, wanted to give more visibility to its work and to make key documents available to a large public to help them in their research.

At present, the HUDOC-GREVIO database provides access to :

  • Baseline evaluation reports,
  • Comments submitted by Governments,
  • Recommendations by the Committee of the Parties,
  • and GREVIO General Activity Reports.

It is also accessible via the HUDOC website of the Court.

In relation to evaluation reports, an advanced search can be launched through filters and/or keywords.

Filters allow to search by "State/Region", "working language" (French or English), "evaluation cycle", "date of adoption" and "date of publication" of documents.

Keywords have been categorised by "provisions", "forms of violence", "target groups" and "proposals".

 The Istanbul Convention 

 Infographics and the brochure on the four pillars of the Istanbul Convention: prevention, protection, prosecution and co-ordinated policies.