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Propresidential party to consider Istanbul Convention - member

The previous parliament could not agree on such terms as gender and sexual orientation.

Propresidential party to consider Istanbul Convention - member
Bohdan Yaremenko
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The propresidential Servant of the People party is going to consider the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), its member, would-be MP Bohdan Yaremenko has told LB.ua.

"There are several candidates interested in human rights defence. They consider the ratification of, say, the Istanbul Convention to be very important. This is certainly going to be one of the first bills we will consider. We are doing it now in a group responsible for foreign affairs," he said.

Ukraine signed the Istanbul Convention in 2011 but has not ratified yet.

For three years, MPs failed to ratify it because of the difference over such terms as gender and sexual orientation.

The notion of gender identity is already present in Ukrainian legislation. In 2015, parliament passed the law banning job discrimination over sexual orientation and gender identity.

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