MPs pass bill to ratify Istanbul Convention on domestic violence
A bill requiring the UK Government to ratify the Istanbul treaty passed with ease as Scots MP Eilidh Whiteford led the way with cross-party support.
The Istanbul Convention, which is a legal framework ensuring an international standard of legal and financial actions to tackle domestic abuse and violence against women, passed its third reading stage in Westminster. It passed with an overwhelming majority of 138 in favour to just 1 against, meaning it will now go to the House of Lords before being put into law.
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