Implementing the Istanbul Convention into Romanian legislation

Romania signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) in 2014 and ratified the Convention in 2016, which entered into force as of September 1st, 2016. Through Law no.174/13.07.2018, the provisions of the Istanbul Convention were partially transposed. Provisions of art. 9 par. (1) lit. …

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The situation of specialist women’s support services in Austria: A Summary of the Austrian GREVIO Report

Article 22 of the Istanbul Convention covers the obligation to provide or establish specialist women’s support services for all women victims of violence and their children. Specialist support services should be available in adequate geographical distribution, providing short- and long-term specialist support services to all victims. Basically three types of specialist women’s support services are …

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