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A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

27-03-2017 - LIBE-FEMM hearing on the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention - 27.03.2017

LIBE FEMM 29-03-2017 - 15:26
violence

The LIBE and FEMM committees will hold a joint hearing on the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on combating violence against women.

Key speakers will include Sahiba Gafarova, General rapporteur on violence of the PACE; Elisabeth Moiron-Braud, Interministerial Mission on the protection of Women from violence; Gun Heimer, Swedish Expert from the NCK; Maria Miguel Sierra, Director of La Voix des femmes (EWL); Anna Maria Corazza Bildt and Christine Revault D'allonnes Bonnefoy, EP rapporteurs on the file.

Background documents

      Council decision on the conclusion, by the European Union, of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence
      Annex to the Council decision on the conclusion, by the European Union, of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence
      European Commission report on Legal implications of EU accession to the Istanbul Convention
      Istanbul Convention: combatting violence against women
      Briefing EPRS: Violence against women in the EU - State of play
      Malta Joint Statement - European institutions’call for action