The values which form the basis for law have a profound impact on modern Europe. This was the topic of the House on the Rock “Axiology of Law for the Europe of Tomorrow” Conference, which saw many prominent researchers engage in discussion in Rome. The event was organised by the Ordo Iuris Institute and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas.
The conference was attended by scholars from different fields, including law, philosophy, ethics and economics, and the line-up included Prof. Chantal Delsol, Prof. Christian Hillgruber, Bishop Artur Miziński, MEP Beata Kempa and Dr Tymoteusz Zych, as well as popular Polish publicists – Paweł Lisicki, Grzegorz Górny and Łukasz Warzecha.
The conference was preceded by a Mass held at St. Peter’s Basilica by Cardinal Gerhard Müller, and was widely covered by Polish and Italian media outlets. The speakers discussed important topics such as the influence of Christianity on the development of law in Europe, the protection of the family by international law and the changing definition of human dignity. Also discussed were methods of effectively protecting human life starting from conception.
The conference ended with a working group discussion concerning issues such as the relationship between the Church and the state. Another topic was the Convention on the Rights of the Family created by the Ordo Iuris Institute, which is an alternative to the gender-based Istanbul Convention.
“The main topic of the conference was the axiology of law, which attempts to identify the connections between law and values. These values must be lasting and have a strong foundation to avoid being instrumentalised and having their meaning perverted. For us, Christian values are the foundation,” says Father Jarosław Krzewicki, one of the speakers and organisers.
A scientific conference "The Phenomenon of Euthanasia. Interdisciplinary Reflections", co-organized by the Ordo Iuris Institute. During the event, the topic was analyzed from the perspective of medicine, law, sociology, philosophy or theology. Speakers presented, among other things, the legal status related to euthanasia in Poland and other European countries. They pointed out the problems raised by the spread of this procedure. Participants also drew attention to the most important measures to counteract the restriction of the right to life.
Collegium Intermarium has started its academic year. The inauguration ceremony took the form of an international conference attended by scholars, politicians and commentators from the US, France, Hungary, Croatia and Poland, among other countries. The guests included French politician Marion Maréchal, New York Post columnist Sohrab Ahmari, Prof. Adrian Vermuele from Harvard University, and former Speaker of the Sejm Dr Józef Zych. The conference is titled “Collegium Intermarium: a space for truth in the era of cancel culture”.
Representatives of state authorities, outstanding academics and journalists from Poland and abroad take part in the conference inaugurating the establishment of Collegium Intermarium. The goal of the new university is to create a platform of co-operation between academics from the Intermarium region. Its flagship field of specialisation is law, but it also offers a rich programme of postgraduate study courses.
An impediment to the realization of real women's rights is the frequent presentation of the concept in ideological ways. One of the most promoted directions in contemporary discourse to realize women's rights is the gender perspective. However, as it turns out, this concept raises a number of doubts, which stem from its strongly ideological nature and lack of effectiveness in real improvement of the situation of women in the world. The second in the series of conferences "In Defense of Women's Rights" was devoted to these issues.
There is currently a wide-ranging discussion on the concept of women's rights. The Ordo Iuris Institute organized the first in a series of debates on this issue. Two panels were devoted to presenting the political and doctrinal context of the issue of women's rights and women's right to health. The main premise of the conference was to address the issue of women's rights in an ideology-free manner.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention of the Rights of the Child by Poland.