Committee of Ministers
Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and explanatory report, Istanbul (Turkey) 11.V.2011, CETS No. 210 (2012)
The Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (CETS No. 210) is the first legally binding instrument to address violence against women and domestic violence in Europe. It contains a wide range of obligations aiming to prevent violence, protect its victims, prosecute the perpetrators, implement co-ordinated policies and promote international co-operation. It also envisages a monitoring mechanism. The convention recognises violence against women as a violation of human rights and is a major step forward in achieving gender equality in law and in fact.
European Convention on Extradition and Protocols to the said Convention - Council of Europe Treaty Series Nos. 24, 86, 98, 209, 212 (2012)
The Council of Europe Treaty Series (CETS) contains the official versions of all the conventions and agreements adopted within the Council of Europe, numbered in the chronological order of their opening for signature. The date on the cover of the publication is that of the opening of the treaty for signature.
The chart of signatures and ratifications of Council of Europe treaties is available free of charge on the website of the Treaty Office of the Council: http://conventions.coe.int.
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