July 26, 2020

‘Alarm’ at Poland’s plan to leave treaty protecting women

Strasbourg (France) (AFP) – The EU and the Council of Europe on Sunday voiced regret and alarm over the Polish right-wing government’s move to withdraw from a landmark international treaty combating violence against women. The Council of Europe said it was “alarmed” that Poland’s right-wing government was moving to withdraw from a landmark international treaty combating violence against women. Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said over the weekend that on Monday he would begin preparing the formal process to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention.The treaty is the world’s first binding i…

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