Court upholds withdrawal from Istanbul Convention
20 Jul 2022
Rights at stake and state’s obligations
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.
see France24, Deutsche Welle
Initiatives to support: letter from UN Special Rapporteur on VAW ; Press release from Human Rights Association – IHD