Risk of a serious breach by Poland of the rule of law- Draft opinion & AMs-25.06.2020

17-06-2020 - 16:29
Evelyn Regner, Chair FEMM Evelyn Regner, Chair FEMM
FEMM Committee Chair Evelyn Regner © European Union 2020 - Source : EP/Daina LE LARDIC
The opinion deals with the undermining of women's rights in Poland and of the protection of adolescents' rights to sexual and reproductive healthcare. The Rapporteur expresses her concerns about two pending draft laws stemming from citizens' initiatives. Recalling the vigorous and legitimate emotions and the protests across the whole country and in Europe, she calls on the Polish authorities to comply with its commitments resulting from the Treaties. She further urges authorities to take all legal measures to protect LGBTI+ people especially at risk today in Poland and to combat all human rights violations faced by them.