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Polish judiciary law threatens rights

The Polish parliament (Sejm) is set to vote on controversial amendments that would effectively terminate the independence of the country’s Supreme Court, according to human rights organisations and legal experts. 19 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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A necessary pillar for a lasting peace

“We, as human rights defenders, do not believe that people stand beside sufferance without compassion. People said “never again,” and their will has been a lasting peace.” 01 Mar 2017 »

Image: Poland: Two small setbacks on the road to illiberal democracy

Poland: Two small setbacks on the road to illiberal democracy

A single diversion from democratic principles does not necessarily make a Government authoritarian, but what about a year of continually undermining democratic principles? To understand events in Poland, one must not just judge individual incidents, as is often the case in human rights work, but instead look at the way the different legislative changes come together and the picture this combination creates. 15 Dec 2016 »

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Poland must drop restrictive amendments to law on assemblies

Polish authorities have proposed restrictive amendments to the law on assemblies. HRHF sees this law as retaliation against those protesting in the past year against government policies. It creates a hurdle for organisers critical of the government and the Church, while ensuring that their own supporters are able to protest. 01 Dec 2016 »

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