Poland next week will start the procedure of withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention. Minister of justice Zbigniew Ziobro said that the Polish legislation is exemplary when it comes to standards for the protection of women from violence. Reported by Polskie Radio on July 25.
“On Monday we will submit an application to the Ministry for family Affairs, labour and social policy, to begin official work on the release of the Istanbul Convention,” said Ziobro.
Reasons for withdrawal, according to him, ideological. The Polish government does not support the idea of “constructing the so-called socio-cultural gender as opposed to biological”.
Poland signed the Convention in December 2012 and ratified in 2015.
The Istanbul Convention – the document of the Council of Europe, which was opened for signature on 11 may 2011 in Turkey. The Istanbul Convention is the first document to create a legally binding legal framework to combat violence against women. The country has acceded to the Convention are required to criminalize psychological violence, stalking, physical and sexual violence, forced marriage, forced abortion and sterilization.