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Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017

The Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017 received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017.

The Act requires the Secretary of State to lay a report before each House of Parliament setting out the steps required to be taken to enable the United Kingdom to ratify the Istanbul Convention and the timescale within which the Secretary of State would expect the United Kingdom to be able to ratify the Convention. The first annual report shall be laid no later than 1 November 2017.

For the Act, click here.

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