Lithuania: Constitutional Court to Rule on Istanbul Convention
Friday, October 13, 2023 11:00 AM

Lithuania's Constitutional Court has accepted Parliament's request to rule whether the Istanbul Convention is in line with the nation's constitution, including consideration of terms in the convention such as "social gender," which has precipitated opposition from the Catholic Church and some politicians. The parliamentary speaker who requested the court's ruling notes that Lithuania signed the convention ten years ago but has failed to ratify it, which has stymyied efforts to address domestic violence.  

Compiled from: "Lithuania's Constitutional Court agrees to examine Istanbul Convention,", Oct. 10, 2023.