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Court upholds withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

20 Jul 2022


The form of backlash

The actor of the backlash

On 19 July, Turkey’s top court decreed that President Erdogan’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention was legal. Turkey withdrew last year from the Convention, which aims to prevent and combat violence against women.

Linked to:

see France24, Deutsche Welle

Initiatives to support: letter from UN Special Rapporteur on VAW ; Press release from Human Rights Association – IHD