• During today's press conference, the Ordo Iuris Institute and representatives of Vsi razom!, Ukrainian NGO concluded a cooperation agreement.
• The Contracting Parties undertake to take joint action to defend the Christian heritage of Europe and the fundamental rights and freedoms of every human being.
• The Polish-Ukrainian cooperation is to give rise to the establishment of the organisation "Ordo Iuris Ukraine".
A delegation of Vsi razom!, a Ukrainian organization, visited Warsaw at the invitation of the Ordo Iuris Institute. The purpose of the meeting was to determine the principles of international cooperation, undertaken in order to defend common values, which derive from the Christian roots of Europe, including the right to life from conception, marriage as a union of a man and a woman, and European integration based on cooperation between strong nation states. Both parties had been making efforts for a long time to arrange for a joint meeting and discuss the details of the planned cooperation, encountering many difficulties along the way due to the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The moment had come, however, when this important meeting could take place.
Importantly, the aim of the cooperation between the Ordo Iuris Institute and the Vsi razom! is not only to spread the idea and undertake joint actions in defence of fundamental values, but also to create a branch of the Institute which will undertake similar actions directly on the territory of Ukraine. As part of the meeting, a press conference was held, during which the agreement between the partner organisations was signed.
"The fact that representatives of non-governmental organizations from other countries approach us with proposals of creating Ordo Iuris branches outside Poland shows us how much the Institute's activity is in demand, and what value it has in other parts of Europe as well," emphasized Katarzyna Gęsiak, Deputy Director of the International Law Centre of the Ordo Iuris Institute.
· The Ordo Iuris Institute asked the President of the Republic of Poland and the Minister of Foreign Affairs to consider Poland joining the proceedings against the Russian Federation pending before the International Court of Justice.
· After the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the authorities in Kiev applied to the ICJ to initiate such proceedings under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
· The War Crimes Archive is a project aimed at collecting and verifying reports of war crimes committed on the territory of Ukraine by Russia from February 24, 2022.
· The materials collected by the Archive indicate that the army of the Russian Federation is committing numerous war crimes on the territory of Ukraine.
· The Ordo Iuris Institute sent requests to several hundred hospitals for access to public information on the number of abortions performed in a situation of pregnancy resulting from a criminal act.
· Media reports suggest that due to the war in Ukraine, the number of abortions performed on the basis of this premise may have increased in Poland.