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

Lord Keen of Elie: 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...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (1 Nov 2017)

Gavin Newlands: Today, the Government will publish their first report detailing progress towards the ratification of the Istanbul convention on violence against women, as required by Eilidh Whiteford’s private Member’s Bill, which was enacted earlier this year. After five years, I hope that today’s report signals that we will not have to wait much longer for ratification. Nevertheless,...

Business of the House (26 Oct 2017)

Chris Stephens: The UK Government’s own deadline for the ratification of the Istanbul convention is 1 November. Will the Leader of the House confirm that the Government will make an oral statement next week on the progress of ratification? Does she agree that sticking to that deadline is an important step to ensure that we end violence against women and girls?

Written Answers — Home Office: Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (16 Oct 2017)

Liz Saville-Roberts: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to incorporate the Istanbul Convention on violence against women into UK law.

Adjournment (November and Christmas): Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills) (17 Jul 2017)

Rupa Huq: ...Friday if things are given time. Okay, the Bill did not change the law, but the debates on both sides had a good airing. The hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart), speaking for the Scottish National party, mentioned the vote on the Istanbul convention, which also took place on a Friday, as did a vote this February on vital legislation on violence against women and...

Istanbul Convention - Question (12 Jul 2017)

Istanbul Convention - Question

Domestic Violence and Abuse - Motion to Take Note (6 Jul 2017)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...widely on the scope of the role and the powers available to the commissioner. It will be music to the ears of the noble Baroness, Lady Gale, that we intend to demonstrate our commitment to the Istanbul Convention by including in the Bill the changes needed to enable us to ratify it. The noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, asked whether disabled women were included in the convention. The...

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

Neil Gray: ...for my party here on social justice. I know that Eilidh will be desperately missed, not just by SNP Members but throughout the House. Her stellar work on a private Member’s Bill to ratify the Istanbul convention brought her much praise on both sides of the House, and we all wish her well for her future endeavours. I congratulate the hon. Member for Gower (Tonia Antoniazzi) on her...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...briefing on the draft Bill, it would be helpful if the Minister could confirm this intention on the record tonight. I would also welcome an assurance that there will be no further delay in ratifying the Istanbul convention. Echoing the noble Lord, Lord Roberts of Llandudno, I would say that the thought of a third Conservative immigration Bill in as many years does not inspire hope after...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Ian Blackford: ...We will be a force for progressive politics. I commend my very dear friend the previous hon. Member for Banff and Buchan, who was responsible for pushing through the private Member’s Bill on the Istanbul convention. I will certainly commend to the Scottish National party the idea of supporting the Government on any reasonable moves in that regard. I want to work for us so that we can...

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill - Second Reading (10 Mar 2017)

Baroness Gale: ...and for talking about her experience in this field. I also thank the noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee, for her work on the Joint Committee on Human Rights and for speaking about how that committee wants the Istanbul convention to be ratified. I was interested in the intervention by my noble friend Lady Farrington, who said that some people think that such behaviour does not happen in their...

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