In Poland, the COP will consider the claims of the Convention against violence against women
The Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki sent to the constitutional court of the Istanbul Convention on the prevention of violence against women after the Polish authorities initiated the withdrawal from the Treaty.
The main claims of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) was unacceptable to Poland's ideological orientation. In particular, we are talking about the rejection of the biological concept of gender.
"I decided to send to the constitutional court a statement of the consideration of the question of compliance of the Istanbul Convention to the Polish Constitution," said Morawiecki at a press conference.
However, he said that the Polish authorities are actively dealing with domestic violence.
"I would like to dispel one doubt. Our government realizes the goal to prevent domestic violence and support victims of domestic violence," he said.
Moravicki noted that "in the public discussion, many people form serious claims against the Istanbul Convention, namely, that it hits in our order that is the ideological part, incorrectly indicates that the real sources of violence against women and does not provide effective means to combat domestic violence".
"This is a very important doubt. As a government, we partially share these concerns and have the right to judge that, maybe, the Convention is not fully consistent with our Constitution," he added.
The Istanbul Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence was adopted by all member countries of the Council of Europe on 11 may 2011, she became the first European agreement aimed at combating violence against women and domestic violence.