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MEP Angel Dzhambazki: Istanbul Convention opens up window for legislative interventions

MEP Angel Dzhambazki: Istanbul Convention opens up window for legislative interventions

5 January 2018 | 13:06 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. Under a legitimate slogan for protection against violence, the Istanbul Convention imposes texts with vague concepts, opening up a window for future legislative interventions, MEP Angel Dzhambazki from VMRO told FOCUS Radio regarding the bill approved by the government for ratification of the Istanbul Convention. With this document, he said, extremely liberal ideologists are implementing a persistent policy while the definition of gender and the refugee admission mechanisms in the convention cause concern. “Gender is defined as a social activity, social category, social gender. How can gender be social. There are two sexes: male and female. This was not invented by me, it's not a decision taken at a VMRO congress. It is naturally, evolutionarily given. On the other hand, the same convention contains obligations and requirements if a person requests refugee status or humanitarian status, even if the person is not entitled to it, if that person claims persecution on grounds of gender or gender specifics, the person could receive such protection and status. And this is already happening in Bulgaria. People who have no ground for refugee status use this loophole to seek and claim status based on threat because of their sexual orientation, gender, etc.," the MEP said. He pointed out that same-sex marriages were legalised in many of the EU countries that ratified the Istanbul Convention, but that imposing foreign cultural models on Bulgaria, which are contrary to local perceptions, was unnecessary.
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Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva: Ratification of the Istanbul Convention will not lead to a change to the Constitution or an obligation for Bulgaria to allow same-sex marriages

Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva: Ratification of the Istanbul Convention will not lead to a change to the Constitution or an obligation for Bulgaria to allow same-sex marriages

3 January 2018 | 13:53 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. At today's meeting of the Council of Ministers, we adopted a draft bill ratifying the Istanbul Convention, which deals with domestic violence and any kind of violence against women and girls, Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said after today's Cabinet meeting, FOCUS News Agency reports.
Zaharieva recalled that the convention was signed in March last year, and since then an inter-agency working group has been discussing its texts. “The Istanbul Convention was adopted by the Council for Judicial Reform with absolute unanimity,” Zaharieva said. “We discussed the concerns of the Patriotic Front - I hope I and Minister Tsacheva were able to explain that the Istanbul Convention and its ratification will neither lead to a change to the Constitution nor to an obligation for Bulgaria to allow same-sex marriages,” she noted. In her words, the Istanbul Convention is extremely important as it will attempt to challenge gender stereotypes from a very early age.
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