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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.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (22 Dec 2016)

Joan Ryan: ...for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2016 to Question 51526, what her planned timetable is for implementation of the extra-territorial jurisdiction requirements of ratification for the Istanbul Convention.

Scottish Parliament: Premature Babies (Maternity and Paternity Leave) (21 Dec 2016)

Jamie Hepburn: ...(Premature Birth) Bill, which has been introduced in the House of Commons. I understand that the second reading of the bill was originally scheduled for last week, but there was a debate on the Istanbul convention—the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women—on that day, so the second reading will now take place in March. I will watch...

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill (16 Dec 2016)

Gavin Newlands: I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to contribute to this debate on the ratification of the Istanbul convention. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Banff and Buchan (Dr Whiteford) on introducing the Bill. Naturally, I was disappointed not to be successful in the ballot for private Members’ Bills, but I am delighted that she has used her success as an opportunity to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (12 Dec 2016)

Alasdair McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the time taken to ratify the Istanbul Convention on women who have experienced domestic, sexual, emotional and financial violence in the last four years.

Un International Day: Violence Against Women (8 Dec 2016)

Seema Malhotra: ...to compulsory relationship and sex education in schools, particularly given the urgency of that. I am sure this will not be the end of that debate. There was also a recognition of the need to ratify the Istanbul convention. We need the Government to lay out a timetable, one that we believe and know will be stuck to. Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That this House notes the UN’s...

Gender-based Violence - Private Notice Question (8 Dec 2016)

Baroness Thornton: ...whatever it is that the Government are doing, it is not working. That is the problem. Today, 70 Labour MPs have written to the Prime Minister to demand that the Government set a date to ratify the Istanbul convention. The reason why that is important is that all the warm words that we have heard from the Prime Minister, particularly when she was Home Secretary, have not actually led to a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (8 Dec 2016)

Sarah Champion: ...Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2016 to Question 51526, if she will publish a timetable for the amendments to domestic law required before ratification of the Istanbul Convention can take place.

South Sudan — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (7 Dec 2016)

Patrick Grady: ...the middle of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. Saturday of this week is Human Rights Day. Tomorrow there will be a debate on violence against women, and next Friday there will be a private Member’s Bill on the Istanbul convention. Those are supposed to be reminders to galvanise us into action, yet the situation only seems to be getting worse. The constructive...

Written Answers — Home Office: Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (7 Dec 2016)

Ian Murray: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what process the Government plans to use for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration Detention/Adults at Risk Policy (5 Dec 2016)

Carol Monaghan: The Istanbul convention, which the Government have yet to ratify, requires countries to develop gender-sensitive reception procedures, such as women-only accommodation. What steps are the Government taking to guarantee the safety of women in initial accommodation, including women and children-only corridors?


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