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Domestic Violence Reform in Europe: The Istanbul Convention  

Author:  Evan  Stark.

Source: Volume 21, Number 02, December/January 2016 , pp.17-20(4)

Domestic Violence Report

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The first of a series of articles that review how European countries in general and the United Kingdom (UK) particularly have reformed their domestic violence policies, laws, and law enforcement in recent years. This article summarizes the broad context for these reforms, the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (CETS No. 210), 1 commonly termed the “Istanbul Convention”.

Keywords: gender violence; first legally-binding transnational instrument related to partner abuse; Prevention; Protection; Prosecution; Integrated Policies and Monitoring; Opuz v. Turkey

Affiliations:  1: Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University.

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