International Law and Violence Against Women: Europe and the Istanbul Convention

1st Edition

Johanna Niemi, Lourdes Peroni, Vladislava Stoyanova

March 18, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 328 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367257668 - CAT# 310437
Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law


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This book offers an in-depth and critical analysis of the Istanbul Convention, along with discussions on its impact and implications.

The work highlights the place of the Convention in the landscape of international law and policies on violence against women and equality. The authors argue that the Convention with its emphasis on integrated and comprehensive policies has an important role in promoting equality, but they also note the debates on ‘genderism’  that the Convention has triggered in some member states. The book analyses central concepts of the convention, including violence, gender and due diligence. It takes up major commitments of the parties to the convention, including support and services to the victims, criminal law provisions and protection of immigrant women against violence. The book thus makes a major contribution to the development of national laws, policies and practice.

It provides a valuable guide for policy makers, students and academics in international human rights law, criminal and social law, social policy, social work and gender studies.

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