No: 86, 1 April 2019, Press Release Regarding The Election Of Prof. Aşkın Asan To Grevio Membership

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 01.04.2019

Elections regarding the renewal of 10 members of GREVIO, the monitoring mechanism of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence were held in Strasbourg on 1 April 2019 and Turkey’s candidate Prof. Dr. Aşkın Asan was elected to GREVIO membership.

The Convention, also known as the Istanbul Convention, was opened for signature in Istanbul in 2011 during Turkey’s Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and entered into force on 1 August 2014. Turkey was the first country to sign and ratify the Istanbul Convention.

We welcome the presence of Prof. Asan among the independent experts of GREVIO as a demonstration of the strong ties between the Istanbul Convention and Turkey.

Turkey will continue to actively contribute to the efforts regarding the implementation and promotion of the Istanbul Convention, which represents the highest standards on women’s rights in international law and will further pursue a pioneering role in this field.

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