Law No. 77 of June 27, 2013 – Ratification and implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, done in Istanbul on May 11, 2011.”


With this law, Italy ratified the "Istanbul Convention," the first legally binding international tool that proposes a comprehensive and integrated regulatory framework to protect women against all forms of violence. It specifically intervenes in the area of domestic violence, which affects not only women but also others, such as children and the elderly, to whom the same standards of protection is applied. Its structure is based on the "three Ps": prevention, protection and support of victims, and prosecution of perpetrators. To these is added a fourth "P," that of integrated policies, in order to act effectively on a phenomenon characterized by great complexity and multiple determinants.