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NOTE: see below for the disclosure of sources for each of the countrycountries considered in this answer (Lithuania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Ireland, United Kingdom, Croatia, Greece, Luxembourg, Iceland, Czech Republic).

Conclusions:

  • United Kingdom and Ireland are waiting for the full implementation of legislation prior to ratification.

  • Luxembourg, Greece, and Czech Republic are expected to ratify the convention this year.

  • Iceland apparently seems already in the process of ratification (the recommendation was already accepted in 2017).

  • Lithuania, Bulgaria, Latvia, and Croatia have objections towards the concept of gender of the convention.


Lithuania

The Lithuanian Social Security and Labor Ministry proposes to postpone the ratification of the so-called Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women until a compromise is reached on the concept of gender... (source 2-Mars-2018 ).

Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s ruling party delayed a vote on Thursday to ratify a European treaty designed to combat violence against women in the face of opposition from religious and political groups who said its provisions on gender could promote moral decay. (source, 25-Jan-2018)

Latvia

The Latvian Justice Ministry is opposing ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence or the so-called Istanbul Convention because Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnacs (National Alliance) has objections to the concept of social gender used in the convention. (source, 28-Jan-2018)

Ireland

The actions necessary to ratify the Istanbul Convention are contained in the Second National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2016-2021, published in January, 2016. (...) When the required legislative actions are implemented, Ireland will be in a position to ratify the Convention. (source, 22-Feb-2018)

United Kingdom

CREDIT: @origimbo

The Government takes its international commitments very seriously and will only take steps toward ratification when we are absolutely satisfied that the UK complies with all articles of the Convention. (source, Nov-2017)

Croatia

... It turned out that the word "gender" would become the main issue of contention for those who are against ratification. (...) Prime Minister Plenkovic announced in 2017 that the convention would be ratified by the end of the year, but that turned out to be just another unfulfilled promise. As usual, Plenkovic probably wants to do the right thing but is afraid of the right wing of the party he only nominally leads and therefore hesitates with sending the proposal to parliament. (source, 21-Jan-2018)

Greece, Luxembourg, Iceland, Czech Republic

I was unable to find direct verification for some other nations but the following sources seem to confirm that Greece, Luxembourg and Czech Republic are expected to ratify it this summer. (source 1, source 2 ). Further this document seems to support that Iceland did indeed accept the recommendation for ratification last year so it's possible they are currently in the process of ratification.

NOTE: see below for the disclosure of sources for each of the country considered in this answer (Lithuania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Ireland, United Kingdom, Croatia, Greece, Luxembourg, Iceland, Czech Republic).

Conclusions:

  • United Kingdom and Ireland are waiting for the full implementation of legislation prior to ratification.

  • Luxembourg, Greece, and Czech Republic are expected to ratify the convention this year.

  • Iceland apparently seems already in the process of ratification (the recommendation was already accepted in 2017).

  • Lithuania, Bulgaria, Latvia, and Croatia have objections towards the concept of gender of the convention.


Lithuania

The Lithuanian Social Security and Labor Ministry proposes to postpone the ratification of the so-called Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women until a compromise is reached on the concept of gender... (source 2-Mars-2018 ).

Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s ruling party delayed a vote on Thursday to ratify a European treaty designed to combat violence against women in the face of opposition from religious and political groups who said its provisions on gender could promote moral decay. (source, 25-Jan-2018)

Latvia

The Latvian Justice Ministry is opposing ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence or the so-called Istanbul Convention because Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnacs (National Alliance) has objections to the concept of social gender used in the convention. (source, 28-Jan-2018)

Ireland

The actions necessary to ratify the Istanbul Convention are contained in the Second National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2016-2021, published in January, 2016. (...) When the required legislative actions are implemented, Ireland will be in a position to ratify the Convention. (source, 22-Feb-2018)

United Kingdom

CREDIT: @origimbo

The Government takes its international commitments very seriously and will only take steps toward ratification when we are absolutely satisfied that the UK complies with all articles of the Convention. (source, Nov-2017)

Croatia

... It turned out that the word "gender" would become the main issue of contention for those who are against ratification. (...) Prime Minister Plenkovic announced in 2017 that the convention would be ratified by the end of the year, but that turned out to be just another unfulfilled promise. As usual, Plenkovic probably wants to do the right thing but is afraid of the right wing of the party he only nominally leads and therefore hesitates with sending the proposal to parliament. (source, 21-Jan-2018)

Greece, Luxembourg, Iceland, Czech Republic

I was unable to find direct verification for some other nations but the following sources seem to confirm that Greece, Luxembourg and Czech Republic are expected to ratify it this summer. (source 1, source 2 ). Further this document seems to support that Iceland did indeed accept the recommendation for ratification last year so it's possible they are currently in the process of ratification.

NOTE: see below for the disclosure of sources for each of the countries considered in this answer (Lithuania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Ireland, United Kingdom, Croatia, Greece, Luxembourg, Iceland, Czech Republic).

Conclusions:

  • United Kingdom and Ireland are waiting for the full implementation of legislation prior to ratification.

  • Luxembourg, Greece, and Czech Republic are expected to ratify the convention this year.

  • Iceland apparently seems already in the process of ratification (the recommendation was already accepted in 2017).

  • Lithuania, Bulgaria, Latvia, and Croatia have objections towards the concept of gender of the convention.


Lithuania

The Lithuanian Social Security and Labor Ministry proposes to postpone the ratification of the so-called Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women until a compromise is reached on the concept of gender... (source 2-Mars-2018 ).

Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s ruling party delayed a vote on Thursday to ratify a European treaty designed to combat violence against women in the face of opposition from religious and political groups who said its provisions on gender could promote moral decay. (source, 25-Jan-2018)

Latvia

The Latvian Justice Ministry is opposing ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence or the so-called Istanbul Convention because Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnacs (National Alliance) has objections to the concept of social gender used in the convention. (source, 28-Jan-2018)

Ireland

The actions necessary to ratify the Istanbul Convention are contained in the Second National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2016-2021, published in January, 2016. (...) When the required legislative actions are implemented, Ireland will be in a position to ratify the Convention. (source, 22-Feb-2018)

United Kingdom

CREDIT: @origimbo

The Government takes its international commitments very seriously and will only take steps toward ratification when we are absolutely satisfied that the UK complies with all articles of the Convention. (source, Nov-2017)

Croatia

... It turned out that the word "gender" would become the main issue of contention for those who are against ratification. (...) Prime Minister Plenkovic announced in 2017 that the convention would be ratified by the end of the year, but that turned out to be just another unfulfilled promise. As usual, Plenkovic probably wants to do the right thing but is afraid of the right wing of the party he only nominally leads and therefore hesitates with sending the proposal to parliament. (source, 21-Jan-2018)

Greece, Luxembourg, Iceland, Czech Republic

I was unable to find direct verification for some other nations but the following sources seem to confirm that Greece, Luxembourg and Czech Republic are expected to ratify it this summer. (source 1, source 2 ). Further this document seems to support that Iceland did indeed accept the recommendation for ratification last year so it's possible they are currently in the process of ratification.

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NOTE: see below for the disclosure of sources for each of the country considered in this answer (Lithuania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Ireland, United Kingdom, Croatia, Greece, Luxembourg, Iceland, Czech Republic).

Conclusions:

  • United Kingdom and Ireland are waiting for the full implementation of legislation prior to ratification.

  • Luxembourg, Greece, and Czech Republic are expected to ratify the convention this year.

  • Iceland apparently seems already in the process of ratification (the recommendation was already accepted in 2017).

  • Lithuania, Bulgaria, Latvia, and Croatia have objections towards the concept of gender of the convention.


Lithuania

The Lithuanian Social Security and Labor Ministry proposes to postpone the ratification of the so-called Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women until a compromise is reached on the concept of gender... (source 2-Mars-2018 ).

Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s ruling party delayed a vote on Thursday to ratify a European treaty designed to combat violence against women in the face of opposition from religious and political groups who said its provisions on gender could promote moral decay. (source, 25-Jan-2018)

Latvia

The Latvian Justice Ministry is opposing ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence or the so-called Istanbul Convention because Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnacs (National Alliance) has objections to the concept of social gender used in the convention. (source, 28-Jan-2018)

Ireland

The actions necessary to ratify the Istanbul Convention are contained in the Second National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2016-2021, published in January, 2016. (...) When the required legislative actions are implemented, Ireland will be in a position to ratify the Convention. (source, 22-Feb-2018)

United Kingdom

CREDIT: @origimbo

The Government takes its international commitments very seriously and will only take steps toward ratification when we are absolutely satisfied that the UK complies with all articles of the Convention. (source, Nov-2017)

Croatia

... It turned out that the word "gender" would become the main issue of contention for those who are against ratification. (...) Prime Minister Plenkovic announced in 2017 that the convention would be ratified by the end of the year, but that turned out to be just another unfulfilled promise. As usual, Plenkovic probably wants to do the right thing but is afraid of the right wing of the party he only nominally leads and therefore hesitates with sending the proposal to parliament. (source, 21-Jan-2018)

Greece, Luxembourg, Iceland, Czech Republic

I was unable to find direct verification for some other nations but the following sources seem to confirm that Greece, Luxembourg and Czech Republic are expected to ratify it this summer. (source 1, source 2 ). Further this document seems to support that Iceland did indeed accept the recommendation for ratification last year so it's possible they are currently in the process of ratification.