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Domestic Violence – Overview of International Standards and ECHR Case Law


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This publication is intended as a comprehensive document that provides information on the most important international sources of law and standards in the field of domestic violence. The first part explains state obligations derived from the European Convention and the practice of the European Court. The second part deals with the Istanbul Convention and the obligations arising from that document, while the third part presents the standards of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Finally, summaries of the cases in which the European Court set the standards of interpretation and application of the European Convention in the context of violence against women, are given.


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