Welfare minister still objects to ratification of Istanbul Convention by Latvia

  • 2020-08-05
  • LETA/TBT Staff
RIGA - Welfare Minister Ramona Petravica (KPV LV) is still not ready to support ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) by Latvia. In an interview with TV3 this morning, Petravica said that she, on behalf of the Welfare Ministry, would not propose ratification of the convention by Latvia. When asked what was wrong with the convention, the minister said that "the convention is presented as a document that protects women from violence, [however,] v...
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