Types of Violence - - Europe

Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

12.05.2015 / Created by (EMWF)

This treaty was adopted by the Council of Europe on 11 May 2011 in Istanbul. It establishes a binding legal framework at a European level to protect women against all forms of violence; prevent, combat and eliminate violence against women, including domestic violence; and contribute to eliminating all forms of discrimination against women. The Convention established a specific monitoring mechanism ("GREVIO") to ensure the effective implementation of its provisions by the parties, namely the Council of Europe Member States and other signatories. It came into force on 1 August 2014.


  • Type of publication : Legal text
  • Author : Council of Europe
  • Publishing house : Council of Europe
  • Publication date : 2011
  • Number of pages : 25
  • Language : English, French

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