The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organization.
It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union.
All Council of Europe member states have signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law: Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention)
18 states have ratified the Convention: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey.
The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the Convention in the member states.
Here you are some useful presentations designed by Council of Europe: