Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Questions (146)

Clare Daly

Question:

146. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when Ireland will sign up to the Istanbul Convention in relation to preventing and combating violence against women. [23722/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul Convention, is a detailed document with a broad scope across a number of policy areas with administrative, policy and legislative implications. The provisions of the Convention and the legislative and administrative arrangements that would be necessary to allow signature and ratification of the Convention by Ireland are being examined in consultation with a number of government departments and agencies.

In general Ireland only signs and ratifies a convention when all of the necessary preparations have been made to implement the provisions of the convention in question.