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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention in full. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 211250 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government signed the Istanbul Convention to signal the UK’s strong commitment to tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG). On 30 October 2018, in line with the requirements of the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017, we published a progress report which set out that, in most respects, the UK already complies with, or goes further than, the Convention requires. We have significantly strengthened the legislative framework; introduced new protective tools; and issued a range of guidance and support for frontline professionals.</p><p>We have always been clear on our commitment to ratifying the Convention. The Domestic Abuse Bill will be another step towards meeting that commitment by extending extraterritorial jurisdiction over offences required by the Convention which, for England and Wales, is the final legislative step necessary for ratification. We published the Domestic Abuse Bill in draft form for pre-legislative scrutiny on 21 January 2019.</p><p>As the criminal law and the majority of the areas covered by the Convention are devolved to Scotland and Northern Ireland, the Devolved Administrations are considering what legislative or other changes are necessary for compliance with the Convention in their territories. The Government liaises regularly with the Devolved Administrations on VAWG issues and we will continue working closely with the Scottish Government and Northern Ireland Executive.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T16:13:27.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T16:13:27.087Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4062
star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
420033
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to ratify the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sue Hayman more like this
star this property uin 10888 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
star this property answer text <p>The previous Government signed the Istanbul Convention in June 2012. This Government remains committed to its ratification.</p><p>The UK already complies with the vast majority of the articles through its comprehensive work to protect women and girls. However, primary legislation will be required to comply with the extra-territorial jurisdiction provisions in Article 44 of the Convention before ratification.</p><p>The Government is liaising with the devolved administrations about ratification, including any further legislative steps necessary. The Government takes its international commitments very seriously and will only commit to such ratification when we are absolutely satisfied that we comply with all articles.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2015-10-14T16:28:21.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-14T16:28:21.597Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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4395
star this property label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this
1084463
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star this property date less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 211250, on Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, what new protective tools have been introduced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 230104 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government signed the Istanbul Convention to signal the UK’s strong commitment to tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG). We reaffirmed our commitment to this with the refreshed VAWG strategy which we published on 6th March.</p><p><br>We introduced domestic violence protection orders from 2014 and female genital mutilation protection orders, sexual harm prevention orders and sexual risk orders in 2015.</p><p><br>We have published a range of guidance and support for frontline professionals, including:<br>• Statutory guidance on the offence of controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statutory-guidance-framework-controlling-or-coercive-behaviour-in-an-intimate-or-family-relationship" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statutory-guidance-framework-controlling-or-coercive-behaviour-in-an-intimate-or-family-relationship </a><br>• Multi-agency statutory guidance for the conduct of domestic homicide reviews:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revised-statutory-guidance-for-the-conduct-of-domestic-homicide-reviews" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revised-statutory-guidance-for-the-conduct-of-domestic-homicide-reviews </a><br>• Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM):<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/multi-agency-statutory-guidance-on-female-genital-mutilation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/multi-agency-statutory-guidance-on-female-genital-mutilation </a><br>• A resource pack on FGM:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack </a><br>• Multi-agency practice guidelines on handling cases of forced marriage:<br><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/322307/HMG_MULTI_AGENCY_PRACTICE_GUIDELINES_v1_180614_FINAL.pdf ; and" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/322307/HMG_MULTI_AGENCY_PRACTICE_GUIDELINES_v1_180614_FINAL.pdf ; and</a><br>• Guidance on the role of Independent Sexual Violence Advisers:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-role-of-the-independent-sexual-violence-adviser-isva" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-role-of-the-independent-sexual-violence-adviser-isva </a><br>We are currently running nine day-long events across England and Wales to train around 1,400 professionals in the correct use of forced marriage protection orders and FGM protection orders.</p><p>The areas of the Convention with which England and Wales are compliant were set out in the report published on 30 October 2018, in line with the requirements of the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017. As the criminal law and the majority of the areas covered by the Convention are devolved to Scotland and Northern Ireland, the Devolved Administrations are considering what legislative or other changes are necessary for compliance with the Convention in their territories.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
230105 more like this
230106 more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T17:35:09.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T17:35:09.877Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4607
star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1084464
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 211250, on the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, if he will publish the guidance and support for frontline professionals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 230105 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government signed the Istanbul Convention to signal the UK’s strong commitment to tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG). We reaffirmed our commitment to this with the refreshed VAWG strategy which we published on 6th March.</p><p><br>We introduced domestic violence protection orders from 2014 and female genital mutilation protection orders, sexual harm prevention orders and sexual risk orders in 2015.</p><p><br>We have published a range of guidance and support for frontline professionals, including:<br>• Statutory guidance on the offence of controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statutory-guidance-framework-controlling-or-coercive-behaviour-in-an-intimate-or-family-relationship" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statutory-guidance-framework-controlling-or-coercive-behaviour-in-an-intimate-or-family-relationship </a><br>• Multi-agency statutory guidance for the conduct of domestic homicide reviews:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revised-statutory-guidance-for-the-conduct-of-domestic-homicide-reviews" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revised-statutory-guidance-for-the-conduct-of-domestic-homicide-reviews </a><br>• Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM):<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/multi-agency-statutory-guidance-on-female-genital-mutilation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/multi-agency-statutory-guidance-on-female-genital-mutilation </a><br>• A resource pack on FGM:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack </a><br>• Multi-agency practice guidelines on handling cases of forced marriage:<br><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/322307/HMG_MULTI_AGENCY_PRACTICE_GUIDELINES_v1_180614_FINAL.pdf ; and" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/322307/HMG_MULTI_AGENCY_PRACTICE_GUIDELINES_v1_180614_FINAL.pdf ; and</a><br>• Guidance on the role of Independent Sexual Violence Advisers:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-role-of-the-independent-sexual-violence-adviser-isva" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-role-of-the-independent-sexual-violence-adviser-isva </a><br>We are currently running nine day-long events across England and Wales to train around 1,400 professionals in the correct use of forced marriage protection orders and FGM protection orders.</p><p>The areas of the Convention with which England and Wales are compliant were set out in the report published on 30 October 2018, in line with the requirements of the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017. As the criminal law and the majority of the areas covered by the Convention are devolved to Scotland and Northern Ireland, the Devolved Administrations are considering what legislative or other changes are necessary for compliance with the Convention in their territories.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
230104 more like this
230106 more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T17:35:09.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T17:35:09.927Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4607
star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1084465
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which criterion the Government does not meet in order to ratify Istanbul Convention. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 230106 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government signed the Istanbul Convention to signal the UK’s strong commitment to tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG). We reaffirmed our commitment to this with the refreshed VAWG strategy which we published on 6th March.</p><p><br>We introduced domestic violence protection orders from 2014 and female genital mutilation protection orders, sexual harm prevention orders and sexual risk orders in 2015.</p><p><br>We have published a range of guidance and support for frontline professionals, including:<br>• Statutory guidance on the offence of controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statutory-guidance-framework-controlling-or-coercive-behaviour-in-an-intimate-or-family-relationship" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statutory-guidance-framework-controlling-or-coercive-behaviour-in-an-intimate-or-family-relationship </a><br>• Multi-agency statutory guidance for the conduct of domestic homicide reviews:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revised-statutory-guidance-for-the-conduct-of-domestic-homicide-reviews" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revised-statutory-guidance-for-the-conduct-of-domestic-homicide-reviews </a><br>• Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM):<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/multi-agency-statutory-guidance-on-female-genital-mutilation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/multi-agency-statutory-guidance-on-female-genital-mutilation </a><br>• A resource pack on FGM:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack </a><br>• Multi-agency practice guidelines on handling cases of forced marriage:<br><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/322307/HMG_MULTI_AGENCY_PRACTICE_GUIDELINES_v1_180614_FINAL.pdf ; and" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/322307/HMG_MULTI_AGENCY_PRACTICE_GUIDELINES_v1_180614_FINAL.pdf ; and</a><br>• Guidance on the role of Independent Sexual Violence Advisers:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-role-of-the-independent-sexual-violence-adviser-isva" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-role-of-the-independent-sexual-violence-adviser-isva </a><br>We are currently running nine day-long events across England and Wales to train around 1,400 professionals in the correct use of forced marriage protection orders and FGM protection orders.</p><p>The areas of the Convention with which England and Wales are compliant were set out in the report published on 30 October 2018, in line with the requirements of the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017. As the criminal law and the majority of the areas covered by the Convention are devolved to Scotland and Northern Ireland, the Devolved Administrations are considering what legislative or other changes are necessary for compliance with the Convention in their territories.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
230104 more like this
230105 more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T17:35:09.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T17:35:09.973Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4607
star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
426232
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 14717 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-16more like thismore than 2015-11-16
star this property answer text <p>The previous Government signed the Istanbul Convention in June 2012 and this Government remains committed to its ratification.</p><p>The UK already complies with the vast majority of the articles through our comprehensive work to protect women and girls from violence, including criminalising forced marriage as required by the Convention.</p><p>However, primary legislation will be required to comply with the extra-territorial jurisdiction provisions in Article 44 of the Convention before ratification. The Government is liaising with the devolved administrations about ratification, including any further legislative steps necessary.</p><p>The Government takes its international commitments very seriously and will only commit to such ratification when we are absolutely satisfied that we comply with all articles. We will continue to lead efforts to tackle violence against women and girls, end Female Genital Mutilation and combat early and forced marriage, both at home and abroad.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2015-11-16T16:39:59.647Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-16T16:39:59.647Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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1388
star this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
535169
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to ratify the Istanbul Convention. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
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Natalie McGarry more like this
star this property uin 42317 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The previous Government signed the Istanbul Convention to show the strong commitment it placed on tackling violence against women and girls and this Government remains committed to ratifying it.</p><p>The UK already complies with the vast majority of the Convention’s articles but further amendments to domestic law, to take extra-territorial jurisdiction over a range of offences (as required by Article 44), are necessary before the Convention can be ratified.</p><p>We are currently considering the approach to implementing the extra-territorial jurisdiction requirements in England and Wales and will seek to legislate when the approach is agreed and Parliamentary time allows.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2016-07-13T15:19:13.967Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T15:19:13.967Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
star this property tabling member
4428
star this property label Biography information for Natalie McGarry more like this
660154
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-16more like thismore than 2016-12-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence remove filter
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date the Government plans to ratify the Istanbul Convention. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
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Mrs Helen Grant more like this
star this property uin 58032 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-10more like thismore than 2017-01-10
star this property answer text <p>The Coalition Government signed the Istanbul Convention to show its strong commitment to tackling violence against women and girls, and this Government remains committed to ratifying it.</p><p>In most respects, the measures already in place in the UK to protect women and girls from violence comply with or go further than the Convention requires.</p><p>Further amendments to domestic law, to take extra-territorial jurisdiction over a range of offences, are necessary before the Convention can be ratified. We will seek to legislate when the approach to implementing the extra-territorial jurisdiction requirements in England and Wales is agreed and Parliamentary time allows.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-01-10T17:58:50.317Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-10T17:58:50.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to incorporate the Istanbul Convention on violence against women into UK law. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 106629 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government signed the Istanbul Convention to signal the UK’s strong commitment to tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG). This Government remains fully committed to ratifying, once the UK is fully compliant with the Convention.</p><p> </p><p>Since signing the Convention in 2012, we have continued to step up our efforts to combat VAWG; we have strengthened the law; introduced new protective tools; and issued a range of guidance and support for frontline professionals.</p><p> </p><p>In most respects the UK already complies with, or goes further than the Convention requires. However there remains one outstanding issue in relation to extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) which needs to be addressed and this requires primary legislation. We will introduce the ETJ measures necessary for compliance in England and Wales as part of the Domestic Abuse Bill and we are engaging with the Devolved Administrations on the measures necessary to ensure compliance in Scotland and Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>This Government supported <em>The Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017, which </em>requires the Secretary of State to lay a report before Parliament on the measures being taken to enable the UK to ratify the Istanbul Convention.</p><p>The Government will be publishing this report by 1 November 2017, as required by the Act.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-10-16T15:24:03.373Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T15:24:03.373Z
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4071
star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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4521
star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to implement the EU Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 26764 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ending Violence Against Women and Girls. The previous Government signed the Istanbul Convention (the Council Of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence) and this Government remains committed to ratifying it but have made it clear that we will not do so until we are absolutely satisfied that we fully comply with all articles but amendments to domestic law, to take extra-territorial jurisdiction over a range of offences (as required by Article 44), are necessary before the Convention can be ratified.</p><p>The Ministry of Justice is currently considering the approach to implementing the extra-territorial jurisdiction requirements in England and Wales and will seek to legislate when the approach is agreed and Parliamentary time allows. The Ministry of Justice will be consulting Ministers in the devolved administrations formally about whether legislative changes on extra-territorial jurisdiction in England and Wales should extend to Scotland and Northern Ireland.</p><p>The Convention applies to the whole of the UK so any changes necessary to the criminal law in Scotland and Northern Ireland prior to ratification are matters for the devolved administrations.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this