Is the international treaty of the Council of Europe against violence against women and domestic violence which was opened for signature on 11 May 2011, in Istanbul, Turkey. The Convention aims at prevention of violence, victim protection and to end the impunity of perpetrators
The Convention it has been signed by 46 countries ant ratified by 34 of these states.
Romania signed the Istanbul Convention in June 2014 and ratified it in March 2016 by Law 30/2016. The Convention entered into force starting September 2016.