Disinfo: Real purpose of Istanbul Convention is to abolish the family institution

Summary

The real purpose of the Istanbul Convention is not to prevent domestic violence at all. It means, in case of conflict, to get into the family, get involved in the family business. As a result, deepen it. So the goal is to eliminate the family institution.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative about the Istanbul Convention. This message is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the morally corrupt West and threatened traditional values.

The Istanbul Convention (the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence) is a treaty of the Council of Europe that opens the path for creating a legal framework at a pan-European level to protect women against all forms of violence, and prevent, prosecute and eliminate violence against women and domestic violence. So far, the Convention was ratified by 33 states.

The Armenian Ministry of Justice clarifies that the Convention does not threaten Armenia's traditional values. The Convention states that traditions, cultures and religion cannot justify violence against women. In addition, the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe issued an opinion that "there are no provisions in that Convention that could be said to 'contradict' the Constitution of Armenia."

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  • Reported in: Issue 188
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Armenian
  • Country: Armenia
  • Keywords: Western values

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