Norway: Government Ratifies Istanbul Convention
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 2:00 PM

On July 5, 2017, Norway became the 24th state to ratify the Istanbul Convention, also known as the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence. The Convention works to combat domestic violence by pressuring state parties to implement recommended prevention measures, protect victims, prosecute perpetrators, adopt integrated policies that push law enforcement to work in tandem with NGOs and government agencies, and monitor domestic violence trends and procedures. Norway has recognized that eliminating violence against women is “a precondition for gender equality.” The Convention will enter into force in Norway on November 1, 2017.
Compiled from: Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence, against women and domestic violence, Council of Europe (April 12, 2011); Equality 2014 – the Norwegian Government’s agenda gender equality action plan, Norwegian Ministry of Children, Eqaulity and Social inclusion (November, 2011); Norway ratifies the Istanbul Convention, Council of Europe (July 5, 2017); The Convention in Brief, Council of Europe.