Center for Fundamental Rights

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Press release

There is a national, conservative awakening in Europe and these forces must be able to join hands in opposing the globalist network of open society – according to the press conference of the Center for Fundamental Rights and the Polish legal research institute, Ordo Iuris, where the two signed a partnership agreement dedicated to that aim. The parties agreed that a return to the Christian roots of Europe requires “Central European values” rather than “European” ones.

The Center for Fundamental Rights and the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, a research institute in Poland, signed a partnership agreement with the explicit aim of protecting constitutional identity and conservative and Christian values. The two sides agreed, among other points, to cooperate internationally in the interests of promoting a normal interpretation of human rights grounded in common sense. They will also focus on protecting Christian culture, national identity, as well as legal issues concerning families. At the press event and signing ceremony, the Center for Fundamental Rights was represented by Director Miklós Szánthó, Strategic Director István Kovács and Deputy Director for International Affairs, Mr. Miklós Panyi; President of the Board, Mr. Jerzy Kwaśniewski, Vice-president of the Board, Mr. Tymoteusz Zych, Director of the Center of the International Law, Ms. Karolina Pawłowska were present on behalf of Ordo Iuris.

The agreement warns that Europe is in a crisis of identity, families and Christianity are increasingly undermined; a radical, fundamentalist interpretation of human rights is spreading as well as gender ideology and the ideology of open society; political correctness is suffocating free speech. The leaders of both institutes agree that they must coordinate their actions resisting these trends and that Europe must find a way back to its identity rooted in Christianity. The document also stresses that the parties are dedicated to the European Union, but it must be built on the tight cooperation of strong Member States.

At the press conference, the Director of the Center for Fundamental Rights, Mr. Miklós Szanthó stressed the fact that the federalist, leftist forces boast immense funding and a far-reaching network, which they attempt to employ for influencing the decision-making process in the European Union and international organizations.  The organizers of open society wish to interfere with the lives of families and national communities not merely internally, through political parties but also externally, through global institutions and “shifty lawyering”. However, according to Mr. Szánthó, there is a “national, conservative awakening”, and these forces, despite all claims to the contrary, can cooperate at the international level and this fact is exemplified by the agreement just signed. “The continent must rely not on the oft-cited, but in reality meaningless ‘European values’, but rather on ‘Central European values’ which are endowed with real substance,” the Director of the Center reiterated.

According to Strategic Director István Kovács, it is more than symbolic, that the first major international partner of the Center for Fundamental Rights is a renowned conservative legal research institute from Poland.  Today, the cooperation between the governments of Poland and Hungary provides the backbone of the resistance of Central European nations to the centralizing ambitions of the EU and the attempted interference of Western liberal ideology. In this struggle of world views, research institutes like Ordo Iuris and the Center for Fundamental Rights must play their part in countering the corrupting influence of the NGOs channelling the ideology of open society. At the same time, the agreement envisions not just the cooperation of the two founding institutions towards advancing Christian Conservative thought, but also future participation of like-minded Central European organizations.

President Jerzy Kwaśniewski of Ordo Iuris noted that their institute and the Center for Fundamental Rights operate along with similar values. The organizations recognized the fact that their international cooperation can counteract the aggressive ideological expansion of open society, as our two countries face similar threats from the European Union and other international organizations. Therefore, they consider the cooperation historic in nature, as both institutes affirm their shared conviction that national sovereignty, the traditional family model and Christian values must be protected.

 Vice-president Tymoteusz Zych of Ordo Iuris stressed that both Poland and Hungary prioritize the preservation of and respect for the conservative traditions which form the foundation of our societies. “We can protect our Christian identity only when we cooperate harmoniously with other like-minded nations, especially when it comes to the region of Central and Eastern Europe.” the Vice-president reiterated. Originally, the Vice-president explained, human rights indeed served to protect those who deserve protection the most: children, women and the sanctity of family life. However, it is just these social groups who have become vulnerable due to proliferating human rightism in the Western civilization. Therefore, Ordo Iuris and the Center for Fundamental Rights are determined to protect and restore traditional human rights.


Instytut na rzecz Kultury Prawnej Ordo Iuris

Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture is a Polish conservative legal research institute, made up of lawyers and researchers. The aim of the organization is to promote a legal culture based on respect for human rights, human dignity and the existing constitutional order. The Institute has intervened as a third party on numerous occasions in legal disputes involving Poland; they have produced several written expert opinions for the European Court of Human Rights. Ordo Iuris has produced expert analyses for the Venice Commission, the Monitoring Committee of the PACE, the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament, the UN Human Rights Council, as well as supreme courts and constitutional tribunals of numerous countries such as Brazil, Chile and Croatia.

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