In the draft resolution, after paragraph 6, insert the following paragraph:
“The Assembly underlines that trafficking in human beings disproportionately affects women and girls, who represent the vast majority of victims. A gender perspective should be taken into account in the analysis of trafficking phenomena and in the design and implementation of any action and policy to prevent and combat this scourge.”
In the draft resolution, at the end of paragraph 9, add the following sentence: "In this respect, the Assembly underlines the relevance of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (CETS No. 210, "Istanbul Convention") and invites the member States of the Council of Europe to sign and ratify it, if they have not done so."
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 13, insert the following paragraph:
“With regard to victims of forced marriages, the Istanbul Convention requires that the intentional act of forcing an adult or a child to enter into a marriage be made a criminal offence (Article 37). As the Convention is oriented towards the protection of victims, it creates an obligation to ensure that victims can recover their residence status if they have left their country of residence for a longer period than legally permitted (without being able to return) because they have been brought to another country for the purpose of that marriage (Article 59). In addition, the Convention requires State Parties to ensure that gender-based violence can be recognised as a form of persecution within the meaning of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (Article 60). Finally, the Convention reiterates the obligation to respect the principle of non-refoulement, in particular with regard to victims of gender-based violence in need of protection, regardless of their status or place of residence (Article 61).”
30 January 2020
Votes: 12 in favor 79 against 5 abstentions
in the draft recommendation, paragraph 2.1, replace the words "the means of strengthening" with the following words: "the practice of".
30 January 2020
Votes: 6 in favor 83 against 5 abstentions
In the draft recommendation, after paragraph 2.1, insert the following paragraph:
"instruct the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) to examine the possibility of adopting recommendations on the development of norms regarding the activities of ethnic diasporas and their transformation into national cultural autonomies".