Stellungnahme: 20-31_e

Report of the German Women Lawyers Association (djb) on the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in Germany

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This report highlights gaps in the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in Germany on the occasion of the upcoming evaluation procedure conducted by the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO). In addition to the report of the Federal Government, GREVIO also draws on reports by non-governmental organisations. The present report therefore aims to inform GREVIO about remaining implementation needs in order to feed this information into the evaluation procedure. It also intends to provide the public with an overview of Germany’s obligations under international law concerning the protection against gender-based violence.

In the following, the German Women Lawyers Association(djb) sets out specific implementation requirements with regard to the provisions of the Istanbul Convention in all its areas of application. The report does not present a full analysis of all implementation requirements in Germany, but rather focuses on the areas in which a particularly urgent need for action has been identified.


The complete report is available as PDF file and can be downloaded here.