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Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

Home Office written question – answered on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson Scottish National Party, Midlothian

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her timescale is for completion of the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention ​on combating violence against women and domestic violence.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

In accordance with the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017, the Government publishes an annual report on progress towards ratification of the Istanbul Convention.

The most recent annual report was published on 31 October 2019 and is available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/843509/CCS0919132732-001_Istanbul_Convention_2019_Report_Option_A_Web_Accessible.pdf

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