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KDNP SUBMITS PROPOSAL AGAINST RATIFICATION OF ISTANBUL CONVENTION

 

The co-ruling Christian Democrats have submitted a policy statement to parliament rejecting the ratification of the Istanbul Convention, arguing that certain aspects of the convention go against the government’s migration policy. KDNP group spokesman Lőrinc Nacsa said the ideology of the convention was contrary to Hungary’s legal order and his party’s beliefs. The document “tries to prescribe a social construction of gender” and pressurising countries to “consider the aspect of gender identities when offering refugee status”, he said. KDNP is against supporting a convention “that would speed up or simplify” immigration to Europe, he said.