Update: 06.08.2018

Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) - Implementation in Switzerland

of 11 May 2011 (Entry into force: 1 August 2014)

On the content of the Convention
General information on the Istanbul Convention on humanrights.ch

Official text

Switzerland signed the Istanbul Convention on 11 September 2013. As the first parliamentary chamber, the Council of States accepted the ratification during the 2017 spring session and the National Council followed suit on 31 May 2017. Switzerland ratified the Convention on 14 December 2017 as 28th member state. It entered into force on 1 April 2018.

Documentation on the ratification process

Further information

© humanrights.ch / MERS - Hallerstr. 23 - CH-3012 Bern - Tel. +41 31 302 01 61