Adrian Bulgaru, Maria-Beatrice Berna
The Istanbul Convention: European Context and National Analysis
In its social manifestations, the phenomenon of violence against women generates interest from both the point of view of causes and the repercussions it has. In this paper, we have highlighted the relevance of documents adopted by the Council of Europe in the period prior to the adoption of the Istanbul Convention, thus indicating the roadmap of the concerns of European officials in the field of violence. The approach postulated in the paper is more analytical than factual, so that our research is directed to the logical correlation between the provisions of the Istanbul Convention and the way in which the provisions of the Convention produce concrete effects within the internal legal framework. The main objective of this paper is to highlight the achievements and challenges related to the process of combating violence against women undertaken at national level.
Keywords: violence against women, addressing the issue at European level, etiology of violence, legal remedies, national regulations and case law