· CPAC Hungary, an annual meeting of conservative circles from around the world, is underway in Budapest.
· Speakers at the event included Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, former U.S. government representative for women's health Valerie Huber, Croatian MEP Stephen Bartulica, Slovakian Family Minister Milan Krajniak and Ordo Iuris Institute President Jerzy Kwasniewski.
· In his speech, Adv. Kwasniewski stressed that in order to restore the values of democracies, we need a renewed policy based on the "God, Fatherland and Family" program.
The Conservative Political Action Conference is one of the world's largest gatherings of conservative representatives. Established in the 1970s, CPAC has become an annual meeting of first the American and more recently the European right. It was pioneered by the American Conservative Union (ACU) with the goal of building an international alliance and focusing on uniting national forces.
The first European installment of the conference was organized by the Center for Fundamental Rights, which collaborates with the Institute, in the Hungarian capital last year. The event, which centered around the values of "God, Homeland, Family," attracted more than 1,500 people, including nearly 200 foreign policymakers, journalists and influencers.
This year's CPAC provides a unique platform to integrate communities in North and South America, Europe, Japan, Israel and Australia under the theme "In God We Trust." More than 2,000 people registered to attend the event. This year's speakers included Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Brazilian politician Eduardo Bolsonaro (son of the former Brazilian president), Alabama Congressman Barry Moore, former U.S. Women's Health Representative Valerie Huber, Croatian MEP Stephen Bartulica, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga, Dutch MEP Rob Roos, President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Slovakian Family Minister Milan Krajniak or former Donald Trump advisor Michael Anton. This year's event was also attended by the authorities of Collegium Intermarium - the rector of the university Dr. Bartosz Lewandowski and the vice-rector for education Dr. Filip Ludwin, as well as students.
During the event, the president of the Ordo Iuris Institute also delivered his speech. Adv. Jerzy Kwasniewski pointed out that newly emerging so-called rights, such as the right to abortion, the right to protection against hate speech, the right of children to transit, are taking precedence over well-established natural rights - the right to life, freedom of speech, protection of the family or natural parental rights. This leads to depriving us, by means of an ideological revolution, of the precious rights and freedoms that our ancestors fought for. The speaker also drew attention to the particularly significant words of John Paul II from the encyclical "Centisimus Annus" today: "democracy without values easily transforms into overt or camouflaged totalitarianism. In order to restore values to democracies, we need a renewed national policy based on the program of 'God, Fatherland and Family.'"
- The Ordo Iuris Institute constantly monitors the activities of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
- Lawyers intervene as a "friend of the court" in cases that are important in terms of the right to life from conception to natural death, protection of the family, religious freedom or freedom of expression.
· The European Commission has organized an annual review of the state of the rule of law in all EU countries.
· The Ordo Iuris Institute has again been invited to take part in the consultation of the report.
· The result of the consultations will be the preparation of a European Commission report on the state of the rule of law in Poland.
· The Ordo Iuris Institute has submitted an opinion to the European Commission on a draft directive introducing binding standards related to the organization and powers of equality bodies.
· The Commission's initiative is a response to problems reported by equality bodies with a lack of resources and competencies that prevent them from fulfilling their missions.
· The Ordo Iuris Institute has been invited to participate in the Monitoring Committee for the European Funds for a Modern Economy program, which includes funds worth PLN 45.9 billion.
· Several left-wing NGOs, including the Campaign Against Homophobia and Planned Parenthood, have asked EU commissioners for a meeting on the exclusion of Ordo Iuris from the committee's work.