Transposing the Istanbul Convention Preventions into Romanian Legislation. Good Practice Examples in the Implementation of Public Policies in the DV and EO Field


  • Calin Stanciu University of Bucharest


domestic violence; Empowerment; shared policies


The Istanbul Convention represents an illustrative international treaty for human rights with its main
purpose of protecting women against all kinds of violence. Through its provisions, the convention contributes
to elimination of all forms of discrimination and promotion of equal opportunities between women and men by
empowering women. The Istanbul Convention is a mixed act (shared policies), which means that a part of its
provisions is of national competence and others are of EU competence. Our objective is to emphasize the
measures Romania has taken in the process of harmonizing the national legislation with the Convention
provisions, especially by underlining the examples of good practice of this activity, the results of which are
recognized at an international level.

Author Biography

Calin Stanciu, University of Bucharest

PhD in progress


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G.D. no. 365/2018 for the approval of the National Strategy for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities and Treatment of Women

and Men and the Prevention and Combating of Domestic Violence for the Period 2018-2021 and the Operational Plan for the

Implementation of the National Strategy for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities and Treatment for Women and Men and

combating domestic violence for the period 2018-2021.