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 purpose of the meeting was to launch a partnership for achieving major international goals. During their visit in Budapest, the Ordo Iuris representatives also met with delegates of the Hungarian government.
The Institute was represented by President Jerzy Kwaśniewski, Vice President Dr Tymoteusz Zych and Director of the Centre for International Law Karolina Pawłowska. This is an attempt by the two organisations, through joint interventions, to analyse and counsel, whereby restore the proper understanding of human rights both domestically and internationally. When human rights are being treated instrumentally, and radical ideologues attempt to ascribe to them meanings which stand in complete opposition to their original intent, establishing a broad coalition to defend fundamental values is of paramount importance. Also important is the need to counteract the intensifying attempts by the European Union and the UN to curtail the influence that member states have on their functioning, which particularly affects Central and Western European countries.
During the Budapest visit, the Ordo Iuris representatives also had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Hungarian government. Over the course of several meetings, they shared experiences and possible courses of action across different fields. Discussion topics ranged from family policy, protecting religious freedom, combating the persecution of Christians, as well as protecting the right to live and the rights of parents and the family internationally.
“We discussed the need to oppose the increasingly frequent attempts at infringing upon the sovereignty of member states by EU, UN and Council of Europe officials. The discussions led us to conclude that only decisive action can stem the tide of increasingly radical demands pushed by ideological activists”, says Karolina Pawłowska.
On April 20, 2022, the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture organized a conference in the European Parliament (EP) building in Brussels in cooperation with the office of Witold Waszczykowski, Member of the European Parliament (MEP).
On April 13, 2022, the European Platform for Democratic Elections sent out from Berlin a newsletter regarding the recent elections in Hungary and the fact that the elections were observed by independent Election Observation Teams, including the one lead by the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture and the Collegium Intermarium University from Poland.
· The International Observation Mission has published the final report on the parliamentary elections and the referendum in Hungary.
As announced by the legal research institute and its partner, Collegium Intermarium University in Warsaw on 16 March, an international observer mission will be deployed to the Hungarian elections. The duties of election observers are performed by the representatives of academic research institutes, think tanks, social organizations, lawyers and journalists from five European countries, beginning on 24th of March.