Poland has not notified the Council of Europe about the release of the Istanbul Convention

Poland was not formally notified the Strasbourg of withdrawal from the Council of Europe Convention on combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the Secretary General of the Council of Daniel Holtgen.

Responding to a question of the Agency about the notice, he said: "No." Any details it said he added.

Earlier, PACE expressed concern over reports on the initiation of the Warsaw recovery process of the Istanbul Convention.

In the beginning of this week the Minister of justice, the General Prosecutor of Poland Zbigniew Ziobro told journalists that Poland intends to initiate such a step. He explained that "in Europe there is no country where the standards of prevention of violence against women are respected better than in Poland. This is an example of how standards can be implemented without the influence of ideology." The Polish representative believes that "this Convention is another part that is hidden under the beautiful slogans." He explained that it is about "the role of gender is not a biological concept".

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.

The Convention is often called the controversial document, in particular, because of the diffuse, according to critics, the concept of "gender".