1. We wish to express our support for the plan announced by Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, which involves filing a request to the Constitutional Tribunal to review the constitutionality of the Istanbul Convention.
In the last few days, the possibility of termination of the Istanbul Convention by Poland has been intensely discussed. This document contains a number of ideological provisions under the guise of fighting against violence towards women.
During a press conference Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has informed that the Istanbul Convention will be sent to the Constitutional Tribunal and that Poland has launched international cooperation in order to adopt the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Families.
A coalition of experts and leaders of pro-family organisations from several European countries supported the petition initiated by the Ordo Iuris Institute against the accession of the European Union to the Istanbul Convention.
The Istanbul Convention undermines the autonomy and the identity of family and restricts the parents’ right to raise children.
The new European Commission declared ratification of the ideological Istanbul Convention one of its top priorities. The document undermines the identity and autonomy of the family, limits parental rights and requires that the authorities eradicate "traditions and customs" regarding the roles of men and women while promoting "non-stereotyped" gender roles. Once the document is ratified, the UE will extend its powers without any basis in the treaties, being able to interfere with the field of family life.