The changes observed in contemporary legal culture are often conditioned by processes taking place outside Poland. Not always and not all of these processes can be considered consistent with the axiology of the Polish constitution. Therefore, the commitment to respect the Polish political order must also encompass actions at the level of international and supranational structures.
We are involved in the activities of the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the UN, however, a special role in this respect is played by the permanent presence of Ordo Iuris at the institutions of the European Union and the operation of the Institute's office in Brussels. The first months of work at the EU level have already revealed the enormous demand by the deputies for our analyses. We are striving to ensure that politicians are equipped with substantive arguments allowing them to propose solutions strengthening the protection of natural human dignity and civil liberties, as well as to counteract processes that weaken the integrity of the Polish constitutional order. Preparation of legal analyses, opinions or informative materials in the field of European law, as well as expert interventions by the Institute's lawyers at the EU forum are thus becoming one of the most important aspects of Ordo Iuris' activity.
In addition, we also inform the Polish society about the actions undertaken by these supranational structures and their possible consequences for Poland. We want Poles to be aware of the processes that will shape their lives. We have no doubt that the international involvement of Ordo Iuris, which is already a serious aspect of our activity, will develop dynamically.
International organisations are under constant pressure from major NGOs, which use their financial resources as a mechanism to gain considerable political influence.
In recent times, information has been circulating around the world about the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. Hundreds of people have died as a result of military action in this region and thousands have been forced to leave their homes.
The debate on the possibility of the European Union's accession to the gender Istanbul Convention is in progress. However, there is no agreement among the Member States on this matter. The European Parliament has presented to the Court of Justice of the European Union a request for an indication of the legal basis for the adoption by the EU of the controversial document.
Over the past several years, we have experienced growing dissatisfaction with the current model of European integration. While the most notable example of this trend was the Brexit referendum, at the moment it took place the UK was not the most strongly anti-EU country.
In an age where fundamental values are being undermined, international cooperation to protect them is of extreme importance. A delegation of the Ordo Iuris Institute met in Budapest with the Hungarian legal think tank Center for Fundamental Rights. The two organisations signed a joint Declaration and Accord on Cooperation.
The values which form the basis for law have a profound impact on modern Europe. This was the topic of the House on the Rock “Axiology of Law for the Europe of Tomorrow” Conference, which saw many prominent researchers engage in discussion in Rome.