Istanbul Convention – obligation or needs

Janković, Svetlana and Mršević, Zorica (2018) Istanbul Convention – obligation or needs. In: Proceedings : Life Cycle Engineering and Management ICDQM-2018, June 28-29, 2018, Prijevor, Serbia. Research Center of Dependability and Quality Management DQM, Prijevor, pp. 253-259. ISBN 978-86-86355-37-9

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The Istanbul Convention is an internationally legally binding document that represents a turning point in the fight against violence against women. The most important element of this Convention is the obligation of States to act with due diligence - with due regard to the prevention, detection, prosecution and sanctioning of violence against women. Harmonizing domestic legislation with the standards of the Convention, the obligation that Serbia took over by ratification, which also caused the adoption of the Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence. This is the first step, but obviously, not enough. There is an improvement of practical dealing with gender-based violence acts, as well as preventing and raising awareness on unacceptability of violence in contemporary conditions. The trend of its omnipresence is very visible. However, there still are many EU countries that have not yet ratified this convention, while in some it has led to serious polarization in society. The public in Serbia has mostly not being informed that this convention exists. There is a contradiction of the great idea of advocacy in fight against violence against women and vulgarization of dealing with terminological dilemmas and rigidity. It seems as some situations of normative erosion are repeated. Engrossed with formalism, we ratify and pass a series of laws that mostly remain as "dead letter on paper" without true commitment in real use.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: International Conference Life Cycle Engineering and Management (9th ; 2018 ; Prijevor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Istanbul Convention, domestic violence, discrimination against women, criminalization of various forms of violence, "due diligence", protocols
Institutional centre: Centre for legal research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2019 10:06
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2019 10:06

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