Doc. 11331 2nd edition

13 July 2007

Parliamentarians of Europe mobilise to combat domestic violence against women

Written Declaration No 399


This written declaration commits only the members who have signed i

Domestic violence against women is a scourge affecting the whole of Europe. It is a human rights violation that must be combated in all Council of Europe member states. It requires joint action by our parliaments, governments, local and regional authorities and non-governmental organisations. It is an issue that concerns us all, men and women alike. It is time to break the silence.

We members of the parliaments of Council of Europe member states, together with the members of the parliaments enjoying observer status with the Parliamentary Assembly, undertake to use all the means at our disposal to condemn domestic violence, mobilise our governments, foster awareness among our fellow citizens and promote changes in the law, in accordance with Council of Europe standards. We therefore express our full support for the Council of Europe Campaign "Stop domestic violence against women".

Signed (see overleaf)

Signed: 1

BİLGEHAN Gülsün, Turkey, SOC

ACKETOFT Tina, Sweden, ALDE

AGRAMUNT Pedro, Spain, EPP/CD

ALBIJANIĆ Miloljub, Serbia, EPP/CD

ALIGRUDIĆ Miloš, Serbia, EPP/CD

ATEŞ Abdülkadir, Turkey, SOC

AUSTIN John, United Kingdom,SOC

BANOVIĆ Donka, Serbia, NR

BEMELMANS-VIDEC Marie-Louise, Netherlands, EPP/CD

BILOZIR Oksana, Ukraine, EPP/CD

BJARNADÓTTIR Guđfinna S., Iceland, EDG

BOSWELL Tim, United Kingdom,EDG

BOUGAS Ioannis, Greece, EPP/CD

BRANGER Jean-Guy, France, EPP/CD

ÇAVUŞOĞLU Mevlüt, Turkey, EDG

CLAPPISON James, United Kingdom, EDG

ČURDOVÁ Anna, Czech Republic, SOC

DRAGASSAKIS Ioannis, Greece, UEL

DURRIEU Josette, France, SOC

ERR Lydie, Luxembourg, SOC

FERNÁNDEZ AGUILAR Adolfo, Spain, EPP/CD

FLYNN Paul, United Kingdom, SOC

FOMENKO Alexander, Russian Federation, UEL

GADZINOWSKI Piotr, Poland, SOC

GAJDŮŠKOVÁ Alena, Czech Republic, SOC

GLESENER Marcel, Luxembourg, PPE/DC

GRAF Angelika, Germany, SOC

GRAY James, United Kingdom, EDG

GREENWAY John, United Kingdom, EDG

GROSS Andreas, Switzerland, SOC

GRUBER Attila, Hungary, EPP/CD

GÜLÇİÇEK Ali Riza, Turkey, SOC

HAUPERT Norbert, Luxembourg, EPP/CD

HENDERSON Doug, United Kingdom, SOC

HOOPER Gloria, United Kingdom, EDG

ILICALI Mustafa, Turkey, EPP/CD

IVANOV Ivan Nikolaev, Bulgaria, EPP/CD

JAKAVONIS Gediminas, Lithuania, ALDE

JAZŁOWIECKA Danuta, Poland, EPP/CD

JIVKOVA Evguenia, Bulgaria, SOC

JONKER Corien W.A., Netherlands, EPP/CD

KOX Tiny, Netherlands, UEL

KYPRIANOU Andros, Cyprus, UEL

LAAKSO Jaakko, Finland, UEL

LAUKKANEN Markku, Finland, ALDE

LILLIEHÖÖK Anna, Sweden, EPP/CD

LINDBLAD Göran, Sweden, EPP/CD

LINTNER Eduard, Germany, EPP/CD

LISEK Krzysztof, Poland, EPP/CD

MacSHANE Denis, United Kingdom, SOC

MALIĆ Mirjana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, SOC

MARKOVIĆ Milica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, SOC

MARQUET Bernard, Monaco, ALDE

MARSHALL David, United Kingdom, SOC

MATUŠIĆ Frano, Croatia, EPP/CD

McCAFFERTY Christine, United Kingdom, SOC

MEALE Alan, United Kingdom, SOC

MELČÁK Miloš, Czech Republic, SOC

MELNIKOV Ivan, Russian Federation, UEL

MELONI Assunta, San Marino, ALDE

MENDES BOTA José, Portugal, EPP/CD

MIRZAZADA Aydin, Azerbaijan, EDG

MITREVA Ilinka, ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'', SOC

MUTTONEN Christine, Austria, SOC

NACHBAR Philippe, France, EPP/CD

NESSA Pasquale, Italy, EPP/CD

OHLSSON Carina, Sweden, SOC

OMTZIGT Pieter, Netherlands, EPP/CD

PAPADOPOULOS Antigoni, Cyprus, ALDE

PASHAYEVA Ganira, Azerbaijan, EDG

PLATVOET Leo, Netherlands, UEL

POLLOZHANI Azis, ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'', SOC

POURBAIX-LUNDIN Mariettade, Sweden, EPP/CD

PRENTICE Gordon, United Kingdom, SOC

RUGĀTE Anta, Latvia, EPP/CD

RUPPRECHT Marlene, Germany, SOC

SÁNDOR Klára, Hungary, ALDE

SCHMIED Walter, Switzerland, ALDE

SCHREINER Bernard, France, EPP/CD

SEVERINSEN Hanne, Denmark, ALDE

SEYIDOV Samad, Azerbaijan, EDG

SHYBKO Vitaliy, Ukraine, SOC

SIGFÚSSON Steingrímur J., Iceland, NR

SKOPAL Ladislav, Czech Republic, SOC

SLUTSKY Leonid, Russian Federation, SOC

SOBKO Sergey, Russian Federation, UEL

STANTCHEVA Darinka, Bulgaria, ALDE

TEKELİOĞLU Mehmet, Turkey, EPP/CD

UKKOLA Tuulikki, Finland, EPP/CD

UNGUREANU Vasile Ioan Dănuţ, Romania, SOC

VERMOT-MANGOLD Ruth-Gaby, Switzerland, SOC

VIS Rudi, United Kingdom, SOC

von SYDOW Björn, Sweden, SOC

WACH Piotr, Poland, EPP/CD

WILLE Paul, Belgium, ALDE

WURM Gisela, Austria, SOC

ZAREMBA Krzysztof, Poland, EPP/CD

HÄGG Carina, Sweden, SOC

LEUTHEUSSER-SCHNARRENBERGER Sabine, Germany, ALDE

POTRATA Majda, Slovenia, SOC

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Total = 100


1        SOC: Socialist Group

      EPP/CD: Group of the European People’s Party

      ALDE: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

      EDG: European Democratic Group

      UEL: Group of the Unified European Left

      NR: not registered in a group