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Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Council of Europe Convention On Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (14 May 2018)

Sarah Champion: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the timetable is for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention.

Solitary Confinement (Children and Young People) — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (1 May 2018)

Phillip Lee: .... The hon. Member for Feltham and Heston alluded to the fact that there are definitions of solitary confinement internationally, but there is not a sole definition. There are the Mandela rules, the Istanbul convention and a variety of others, but there is not one clear definition. I would like to be clear from the outset that I have been assured that young people are never subject to...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (3rd Day) (25 Apr 2018)

Baroness Goldie: ...This House will also be aware that we already have clear mechanisms for reporting on our progress, and we are already required to lay annual reports in Parliament on this issue in the context of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence—the Istanbul convention. The coalition Government signed that convention in 2012 and...

Domestic Abuse - Question for Short Debate (22 Mar 2018)

Baroness Gale: ...be delivered with a “whole school approach” to prevention. Communities should be supported to talk about domestic abuse, such as through the Women’s Aid “Ask Me” scheme, and to tackle every-day sexist behaviour. I look forward to the ratification of the Istanbul convention to deal with the root causes of inequality and discrimination that underpin domestic...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (8th Day) (19 Mar 2018)

Baroness Goldie: ...what the Government have already indicated is their position. However, I will point out that we are already required to lay annual reports in Parliament on this issue in the context of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence—the Istanbul convention to which the noble Baroness referred. It was the coalition Government...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Government Equalities Office: Visits Abroad (9 Mar 2018)

Victoria Atkins: ...practice Paid for by hosts EU High Level Group on Gender Mainstreaming Tallinn, Estonia 1 Attendance at High Level Group on gender mainstreaming Update provided on UK progress on ratification of Istanbul Convention. Networks built with others doing equivalent role across EU. Knowledge sharing from EIGE on STEM challenges for girls across Europe 422 EU seminar on sexual harassment,...

Bills Presented: Vote 100 and International Women’s Day (8 Mar 2018)

Catherine West: ...; you can pass them around. This has been a fantastic debate. There has been nobody sat at the back moaning. On previous occasions, we have had to make the case for a debate—on, for example, the Istanbul convention. It is lovely that this time, it has been in Government time, and that we have got to an accepted level of equality.

Domestic Violence: Women - Question (8 Mar 2018)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...noble Baroness, Lady Gale, will be interested to hear this—we will introduce measures to adopt extra-territorial jurisdiction over remaining sexual offences so that we can advance towards ratification of the Istanbul convention.

Women’S Suffrage Centenary (6 Feb 2018)

Alison Thewliss: ...women’s budgets— 85% of the cuts have come out of women’s pockets—and that we have yet to see justice for the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaigners. We also have yet to see the work on the Istanbul convention begun by my colleague Eilidh Whiteford, the first SNP woman to get legislation passed in this place, brought fully into force. Across the country...

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [HL] - Committee (24 Jan 2018)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...concepts such as controlling behaviour and emotional, financial or psychological abuse are, I believe, still not widely understood. Such training for relevant professionals is, after all, required by Article 15 of the Istanbul convention. Turning to the question of evidence, at Second Reading the Minister responded to concerns raised by pointing out that identifying survivors of domestic...

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (9 Jan 2018)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...apply it? They propose that the domestic violence gateway for legal aid could be used as a starting point for developing any evidence requirements. As for specialist training, the research to which I referred showed just how necessary it is. Moreover, Article 15 of the Istanbul convention requires relevant professionals dealing with victims or perpetrators of violence against women and...

Brexit: Human Rights - Question for Short Debate (12 Dec 2017)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...in the present Parliament. Reference was made to the role that the United Kingdom has played in developing the international human rights framework—including in the Council of Europe—the European convention and the United Nations. We have recently been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council and will be a part of that until at least 2019. That is an important step...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Steven Baker: ...taking forward a range of work to tackle violence against women and girls and that we are already required to lay annual reports before Parliament on the issue in the context of the Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence—the Istanbul convention. The coalition signed the Istanbul convention in 2012 to demonstrate their...

Domestic Violence Refuges: Funding — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Dec 2017)

Gavin Newlands: ...of them could close, leaving up to 4,000 women and their children with nowhere to go at the most vulnerable point in their lives, suggests that an alternate solution must be found. Anything else is indefensible. I have brought up the Istanbul convention many times in this House. The UK Government have rather optimistically oft stated that the only aspect of the Istanbul convention that...

Written Answers — Home Office: Council of Europe Convention On Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (12 Dec 2017)

Gavin Newlands: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the UK Government to ratify the Istanbul Convention.

Scottish Parliament: Day of the Imprisoned Writer (23 Nov 2017)

Fiona Hyslop: ...protected, including the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Since then, freedom of expression has been given practical effect in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the European convention on human rights. The Scotland Act 1998 and the Human Rights Act 1998 require that Scottish legislation, the acts of Scottish ministers and the actions of public...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Charter of Fundamental Rights – Government Report (21 Nov 2017)

Dominic Raab: ...UK national law, including, most recently, the Human Rights Act, as well as a range of domestic legislation that implements our specific obligations under UN and other international treaties, from the convention against torture to the convention on the rights of the child. Of course, the principal international treaty most relevant to the UK’s human rights laws is the European...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (16 Nov 2017)

David Duguid: ..., she became the first Scottish National party Member of Parliament to have a private Member’s Bill passed into statute. Her Bill enhanced protection for victims of domestic abuse in line with the Istanbul convention. I am sure that the whole House will join me in thanking Eilidh for her contribution and wishing her well in the future. The election results in June made it clear to me...

Women’s Suffrage Centenary Fund - Question (2 Nov 2017)

Baroness Gale: ...the workplace or in the home, and to change the culture of our society so that women and girls are treated equally? One measure that the Government can take is to accelerate the ratification of the Istanbul convention. That would be a great step forward into the next century for women and girls.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Violence Against Women and Girls (1 Nov 2017)

Amber Rudd: The Government has today laid before Parliament and published a report on progress toward ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (the “Istanbul Convention”). The UK signed the Istanbul Convention in 2012 to signal the UK’s strong commitment to tackling VAWG and this Government remains fully committed to...


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