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Fornalé, Elisa

Embracing gender parity at International and European level

Embracing gender parity at International and European level

Book chapter by Prof Elisa Fornalé in "Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence. A Commentary on the Istanbul Convention." edited by Sara De Vido and Micaela Frulli, Elgar Commentaries in Human Rights series, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023.



About the author

Prof Elisa Fornalé, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Professor at the World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern


About the book

This Commentary provides the first comprehensive and holistic analysis of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (the Istanbul Convention). It offers a complete article-by-article guide to the Convention with reference to the explanatory report, the findings of the monitoring body (GREVIO) and relevant State practice. 

  • Contributions from more than 50 leading international academics and practitioners in the field.
  • A set of thematic chapters dwelling on crucial issues such as intersectionality, reproductive rights, and cyber violence.
  • Analyses of the content of each article against the background of relevant international documents such as the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women.

This Commentary will be a vital resource for academics and researchers focused on preventing and countering violence against women, whether in the fields of public international law, gender studies, feminist legal studies, criminal law, or European law. Interdisciplinary in perspective and intersectional in approach, lawyers, judges, state officials, policymakers and providers of victim support services will find the Commentary’s analysis an invaluable tool for the implementation of the Istanbul Convention.

Embracing gender parity at International and European level