Symposium Gender based violence and human rights

19 December 2017
symposium panel gender based violence

To which extent does international law affect domestic implementation in the domain of policy and legal measures regarding gender based violence? Which future directions should be prioritized? During the Gender based violence and human rights symposium on 8 December 2017 (inter)national experts critically reflected on developments in international regulation of gender based violence. The morning programme addressed global developments. In the afternoon European developments were the focus.

The symposium was organized by Atria in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, and with the generous support of the City of Amsterdam.

International speakers

Speakers on this symposium were:

Istanbul Convention

In the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention, violence against women has been recognized under international human rights law as a violation of human rights. According to the convention, it is the duty of governments to protect women as citizens against this violence and, above all, to prevent it. A historic milestone. In 2018 The Netherlands will have to report to what extent it is meeting those obligations. It is timely to reflect on the meaning of the convention.