Romania Ratifies European Convention on Violence Against Women
Monday, June 6, 2016 10:45 AM

On May 23, 2016, Romania ratified the Council of Europe’s Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention). The treaty will become legally binding for Romania on September 1, 2016. 

Romania is the 22nd state to ratify the Istanbul Convention, which entered into force on August 1, 2014 after ten ratifications. The Istanbul Convention is the first treaty in Europe to create a comprehensive legal framework to protect women from acts of violence as well as prevent, prosecute and eliminate all forms of violence against women. 

Please see the Council of Europe’s website for a current list of signatures and ratifications.

Compiled from: Romania ratifies the Istanbul Convention, Council of Europe Newsroom (May 23, 2016).