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.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention of the Rights of the Child by Poland.
Many Internet users face the problem of censorship in social media. This was the focus of the debate organised by the Ordo Iuris Institute as part of the Warsaw conference of the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe. Lawyers and journalists from Poland and abroad took part in the event.
The Constitutional Tribunal has still not considered the motion for declaring the unconstitutionality of provisions allowing eugenic abortion. In the opinion of the so-called friend of the court, the Ordo Iuris Institute proves that provisions of the abortion law are not compliant with the Constitution. This concerns the regulations that abolish penalty for killing an unborn child, if there is “high probability of a serious and irreversible impairment of the fetus or an incurable disease threatening his life”. That was the topic to which the Ordo Iuris dedicat
The 10th of December marked the 70th anniversary of enacting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Ordo Iuris has long undertaken international activities aimed at protecting the family. These included the Institute's experts' participation in the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting organised in Warsaw by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
There are many myths about the legal protection of life in the public space. One of them is the claim that Poland, in comparison to most countries of the world, protects the life of unborn children very well. This was the topic of a press conference of the Ordo Iuris Institute.
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