Why does the Ukrainian judiciary, law enforcement and legal community need the Istanbul Convention? - Jurfem

Why does the Ukrainian judiciary, law enforcement and legal community need the Istanbul Convention?

Since 2011, Ukraine has been preparing for the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention), which, despite extensive work on draft laws and bylaws, has not yet been ratified.

On December 6, 2017, the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Criminal and Criminal Procedure Codes of Ukraine to Implement the Provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence” was adopted, and on December 7, 2017, the Law of Ukraine “On Prevention and Counteraction to Domestic Violence” was adopted too. These legislative acts have made significant changes in the legislation. Is it enough to protect victims of domestic violence?