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UN expert: Rule of law under threat in Poland

“The reform undertaken by the Government, presented as a cure, appears to be worse than the disease affecting the Polish judiciary” declared the UN expert on the independence of the judiciary, concluding his visit to Poland last week. 01 Nov 2017 »

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Poland risks becoming “dictatorship of majority”

“If you are the ruling party and you have the absolute majority, you have to stick to the rule of law.” 13 Oct 2017 »

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Poland: Acceptance must lead to implementation

Poland has accepted many of the recommendations put forward as part of its human rights review at the United Nations. It remains to be seen whether it will implement them. 26 Sep 2017 »

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Polish judiciary law threatens rights

Polish President, Andrzej Duda, has announced that he will veto controversial amendments that would effectively terminate the independence of the country’s Supreme Court, according to human rights organisations and legal experts. 24 Jul 2017 »

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Challenging Poland’s human rights trajectory

Growing international concern for the human rights situation in Poland has been expressed at a variety of international fora. Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) and its partners continue to document some of Poland’s key issues and are working to ensure that the underlying problems are correctly recognised and challenged at each opportunity. 18 May 2017 »

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