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Lithuania postpones debate to ratify treaty on combating violence against women

Monday, April 12, 2021

Although Lithuania signed the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention) in 2013, it has not yet been ratified. Only five other EU member states have failed to do so. The Istanbul Convention, a landmark international treaty that helps protect women from violence and domestic abuse, was first submitted to the Lithuanian Parliament for consideration in 2018. It was rejected…