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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...

Turkey: Human Rights and the Political Situation — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (9 Mar 2017)

Edward Garnier: ...—started to interfere with the free media. It started to send in officials or police officers to take over newspapers, shut down television companies and generally interfere with rights of freedom of expression under the European convention. In any other democracy that would have led to riots on the street, I suspect. As it happened, it did not in Turkey—probably because huge...

International Women’S Day (2 Mar 2017)

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh: ...made progress, and we should celebrate that where it occurs. I would like to speak briefly about violence against women. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Banff and Buchan (Dr Whiteford) on her excellent work on her private Member’s Bill to ratify the Istanbul convention. She has demonstrated how working across this Chamber can really make a difference. The debate on...

PRAYERS - [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] : Fathers in the Family (1 Mar 2017)

Neil Gray: ...the voting Lobby with me on Friday to see the Bill introduced by my hon. Friend the Member for Banff and Buchan (Dr Whiteford) pass its final stages in the Commons. I hope that by ratifying the Istanbul convention on gender-based violence we are taking another step to eradicate domestic violence and violence against women and girls. It is thanks to Nick Thorpe of Fathers Network Scotland...

NHS Shared Business Services: Points of Order (27 Feb 2017)

Philip Davies: ...’ Bills, the hon. Member for Redcar (Anna Turley), to whom I have given notice of this point of order, left the Chamber and briefed on social media and the media at large that my speech on the Istanbul convention—the Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill, which was first on the Order Paper—stopped her...

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill: Short title, commencement and extent (24 Feb 2017)

David Nuttall: ...to get this Bill to this stage. It is no secret that I oppose it. I am open about that, but I wish to start by putting on the record the fact that those of us who oppose it do so on the basis that the Istanbul convention will do nothing to achieve the aims that its supporters think it will. It will certainly do nothing to stop violence against men and boys, and I am just as concerned about...

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill: Recommendations by GREVIO and the Committee of the Parties (24 Feb 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ...Friend on the work she has done to support the Bill. Does she agree that it is important that we get the multi-agency and co-ordinated approach to tackling violence against women and girls that the Istanbul convention demands? Will she work with MPs across the House to check that this integrated approach and the support services are available throughout the country, as they are absent in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Feb 2017)

Angus Robertson: ...for ideas about how the treatment of victims could be improved and more convictions against abusers secured. Combatting violence against women and preventing domestic violence is the aim of the Istanbul convention, which the UK is yet to ratify. Does she agree with Members on both sides of the House that the convention should be ratified as a priority?

Written Answers — Department of Health: China and Pakistan: Organs (15 Feb 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: ...address the world-wide shortage of organs for transplant and a range of action to discourage organ trafficking, transplant tourism and commercialism. The UK formally signed the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs on 25 March 2015 and has laws and protocols in place to ensure well-regulated practice to prevent organ trafficking in the UK. The Government...

Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Feb 2017)

Gavin Newlands: ...’s new global Britain approach, I trust that the Government will encourage Russia to rethink that regressive approach, which trivialises domestic violence. Does she agree that ratifying the Istanbul convention would send a message to Russia and the world about the priority that should be placed on ending gender-based violence?

Public Bill Committee: Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill: Ratification of the Istanbul Convention on violence against women (1 Feb 2017)

Sarah Champion: ...of this Parliament. I thank them both for doing that and for giving me the opportunity to be part of the process. I am very proud that a Labour Government led the original negotiations that resulted in the Istanbul convention, and that the Leader of the Opposition has confirmed that a Labour Government will ratify the convention. The Bill is important, as my hon. Friend the Member for...

Scottish Parliament: Female Genital Mutilation (1 Feb 2017)

Angela Constance: ...Government has recognised that by finally supporting, at the end of last year, the private member’s bill brought forward by Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP, which calls for the UK Government to ratify the Istanbul convention. That is an issue that I support and which I highlighted in the chamber at the end of last year when we all marked the 16 days of activism against violence against women...

Crime (Aggravated Murder of and Violence Against Women) (31 Jan 2017)

Philip Davies: ...up another politically correct can of worms. The main reason I oppose this Bill is that it relates only to female victims and not all victims. I fear that we are going to have a rerun of the debate on the Istanbul convention that we had not so long ago in this House. We cannot let—[Interruption.] I know that people do not like any other opinions being expressed, but this is a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Domestic Abuse (23 Jan 2017)

Gavin Newlands: ...to ending gender-based violence, including through our proposed all-encompassing criminal offence of domestic abuse. They have also urged the ratification at the earliest opportunity of the Istanbul convention on ending violence against women and girls. Will the Secretary of State commit to a timetable for the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Organs: British Nationals Abroad (16 Jan 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: ...world-wide shortage of organs for transplant and a range of action to discourage organ trafficking, transplant tourism and commercialism. The United Kingdom formally signed the Council of Europe Convention Against Trafficking in Human Organs on 25 March 2015 and has laws and protocols in place to ensure well-regulated practice to prevent organ trafficking in the UK. The Government...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Honour Based Violence (13 Jan 2017)

Sam Gyimah: ...it will bring forward legislative proposals to take extra-territorial jurisdiction over certain other offences that may be committed in this context, to comply with the requirements of the Istanbul Convention which the UK signed in June 2012. Where our courts do have jurisdiction, the investigation of alleged criminal offences is a matter for the police.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Honour Based Violence (13 Jan 2017)

Sam Gyimah: ...it will bring forward legislative proposals to take extra-territorial jurisdiction over certain other offences that may be committed in this context, to comply with the requirements of the Istanbul Convention which the UK signed in June 2012. Where our courts do have jurisdiction, the investigation of alleged criminal offences is a matter for the police.

Written Answers — Home Office: Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (10 Jan 2017)

Helen Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date the Government plans to ratify the Istanbul Convention.


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