"The Istanbul Convention is an additional tool in the fight against domestic violence, and it should be encouraged", — said the head of government. However, he believes that by Convention you need to make a Declaration allowing Latvia to introduce the terms of this document in accordance with the Constitution.

As reported, from the EU to the Istanbul Convention, except Latvia, not only signed the Czech Republic.

The government intends to maintain the partial accession of Latvia to the Istanbul Convention or the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women, planning to attach to the signature a link to the fact that the country supports the Convention to the extent that it does not contradict the norms of the Constitution.

The Convention provides a comprehensive legal frame to protect women from violence, reads the statement of the Ministry of welfare.