· The United Nations published a report on the implementation by its members of postulates of a policy based on the gender perspective in the legal and social sphere.
· The content of the report includes the definition of a gender identity as a subjective feeling of each person in isolation from their biological characteristics. In the author’s opinion, each person has the right to choose with which gender they want to identify. This right should also cover children and youths.
· The publication also underlined that the division of social roles based on two genders would result from a system oppressive towards women.
· The author of this document is Victor Madrigal-Borloz, an independent expert cooperating with the UN Human Rights Council.
The ‘Report on Gender: The Law of Inclusion & Practices of Exclusion’ was presented at the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council and the 76th UN General Assembly. The beginning of the document contains references to feminist scientific works in which the term ‘gender’ is not based on the biological determinism of gender, but on its social context. It is to affect the character of interactions in a group and the identity of each person. In other words, gender is to be only a social construct, which is why, according to the author, we should not think about it binarily, but in a manner open to more possibilities not limited by the laws of nature.
“Importantly, the UN General Assembly has never accepted such a broad definition of gender. The Statute of the International Criminal Court of 1998, similarly to many other international documents, adopts the binary definition of gender,” underlines Anna Nowak from the Centre for International Law of Ordo Iuris.
In the content of the report, the author repeatedly emphasises that the strict division of social roles based on two genders – male and female, is a result from an alleged oppressive and patriarchal system, in which women have a lower position in relation to men and are treated as second-class citizens. Victor Madrigal-Borloz attributes such a state of affairs alleged by him in the so-called Third World (Poor South) countries to the effects of European colonialism, forgetting that the culture of those nations have been developing for centuries before the arrival of the first Europeans. In the next part of his work, the author indicates a possible source of the term ‘gender ideology’, i.e. religious leaders and opponents of the progressive understanding of human rights, who want to limit women’s rights, restricted by liberal groups to sexual and reproductive rights.
Victor Madrigal-Borloz also refers to another report presenting, in his opinion, large resources allocated by wealthy people and non-profit organisations to the so-called anti-gender movement. In 2008-2017 in the United States of America more than 6 billion USD was allocated for this purpose. However, it was not mentioned that in the same period more than 14 billion USD was allocated to the pro-gender policy. The report also referred to the institution of the Catholic Church, which is accused by the authors of a document promoting the understanding of the family concept in a way violating human rights, as well as the alleged rejection of equality between men and women.
· In recent years, there has been an increasing amount of discussion about how to overcome the demographic crisis.
· Many commentators see solutions to the problem in political and social programs.
· The Ordo Iuris Institute and Collegium Intermarium are organizing an international scientific conference to present the cultural aspects of the demographic crisis and possible measures in this area to improve the situation.
· The Council of the European Union has decided on the signing and provisional application of the Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States. The EU is expected to sign the Agreement itself in the coming months.
· Two Norwegians have been detained and questioned by police in Warsaw, in connection with a European Arrest Warrant issued by Norwegian authorities.
· The reason for the Norwegian children's agency Barnevernet's interest in the family was allegations of the mother's alleged addiction, which would endanger the daughter for whom she has custody.
·The Hague Conference on Private International Law has been working for several years to legally regulate parental rights in cases of surrogacy
· In a prepared report, experts stress that in some countries, surrogacy users have difficulty obtaining the child's citizenship and parental rights
· Experts suggest developing an international instrument recognizing foreign court decisions on parentage and unifying regulations