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Constitutional Court: Ratification of Istanbul Convention does not violate Moldova's supreme law

12:36 | 18.01.2022 Category: Political

Chisinau, January 18 / MOLDPRES /- The Constitutional Court has declared the ratification by parliament of the Istanbul Convention constitutional.

The President of the Constitutional Court, Domnica Manole, stated today, during a press briefing, that the ratification by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova of the Istanbul Convention does not conflict with Article 31 of the Supreme State Law on Freedom of Conscience or Article regarding education. "The Istanbul Convention does not seek to eliminate gender differences, but to combat violence against women," said Manole.

According to the President of the Constitutional Court, by ratifying this international convention, the authorities are committed to preventing and combating domestic violence and violence against women.

The Istanbul Convention includes 81 articles with the provisions of which the States Parties ensure the prevention and combating of violence against women and domestic violence, the protection of victims and the prosecution of criminals.


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