DISINFO: The Istanbul Convention invents new human species
  • Outlet: izborsk.md (archived)*
  • Date of publication: February 25, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 186
  • Countries / regions discussed: Romania, Moldova
Council of Europe Conspiracy theory

DISINFO: The Istanbul Convention invents new human species


The Istanbul Convention invents new human species, in which the gender of the person is defined socially and even politically.

When the Romanians will finally wake up, they will see not only that they are indebted to foreign banks for ten generations, but also that their offspring are no longer boys or girls, as they thought, but what the Istanbul Convention wants: socially manipulable genetic material as the state tells them to be. Not the Romanian state, which has long been dissolved, but the global state.


A recurring disinformation narrative about the Western values and the Istanbul Convention. See a related disinformation case alleging that the Istanbul convention will destroy a traditional Armenian family.

The Istanbul Convention (Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Violence against Women and Domestic Violence) is a treaty according to which the signatory states will adopt appropriate laws and take measures to punish, combat and eliminate all forms of violence against women and domestic violence.

So far, the Convention was ratified by 33 states, including Romania (in 2014). In Moldova, the Government endorsed the draft law for ratifying the Convention on December 27, 2019, after its signing, in 2017. The next step is the adoption of the project by the Parliament.


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