Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Ahmet Davutoğlu: Thousands of Women Suffer Violence Everyday In Europe

"Everywhere and every day in Europe, thousands of women suffer physical or sexual violence just for being a woman. This is unacceptable and that everything must be done to stop it."

The 24 November statement by Ahmet Davutoğlu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkey and Chairman of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

He added: "The Council of Europe is close to finalising a draft Convention with legally binding standards to prevent violence against women and domestic violence, protecting its victims and punishing the perpetrators. The future convention will fill a significant gap in human rights protection. I strongly hope that the Committee of Ministers will adopt this text soon and that our member states sign and ratify it quickly. The issue is urgent. Victims cannot wait."

More Information

ECHR Case Law
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