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Istanbul Convention

Council of Europe convention against gender violence signed in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Convention
Istanbul Convention

The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, better known as the Istanbul Convention, is a human rights treaty of the Council of Europe against violence against women and domestic violence which was opened for signature on 11 May 2011, in Istanbul, Turkey. The convention aims at prevention of violence, victim protection and to end the impunity of perpetrators. As of March 2019, it has been signed by 45 countries and the European Union. On 12 March 2012, Turkey became the first country to ratify the convention, followed by 33 other countries from 2013 to 2019. The Convention came into force on 1 August 2014. On 20 March 2021, Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan announced Turkey's withdrawal from the treaty with a presidential decree.

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