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News from the House of the Helsinki Foundation For Human Rights in Warsaw - 2006

Image: WATCH DOCS Film Festival

WATCH DOCS Film Festival

On 8-17 December 2006, Warsaw hosted, already for the sixth time, the International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film organized by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art and the Social Institute of Film. This year a new formula was developed for the festival – film competitions. 18 Dec 2006 »

The 25th anniversary of the instatement of martial law

Today, 13th December, marks the 25th anniversary of the instatement of martial law. Meetings, conferences and exhibitions are taking place in different cities throughout Republic of Poland, reminding people of the events of December 1981. 13 Dec 2006 »

Image: Exhibition of photography by Olivier Toscani

Exhibition of photography by Olivier Toscani

The opening of the exhibition of photography by Olivier Toscani, entitled "Thought is forbidden: the face of repression in Cuba”, will take place on 9 December 2006 at 7.30 p.m. at the club M25 located at 25 Miñska Street in Warsaw. Its organizers are the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, the organization Hands Off Cain and the club M25. (9-DEC-06) 09 Dec 2006 »

Image: Pro memoria Marek Nowicki

Pro memoria Marek Nowicki

Another lecture dedicated to the memory of Marek Nowicki took place on 1 December 2006 at Warsaw University. It was entitled “Reflections on the French Declaration of Rights from 1789 – today” delivered by Professor Jon Elster. 02 Dec 2006 »

Image: ECRI Seminar "Combating racism while respecting freedom of expression"

ECRI Seminar "Combating racism while respecting freedom of expression"

On 16 - 17 November, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance organized an expert seminar devoted to the exchange of views on the topic of: combating racism (hate speech) while respecting freedom of expression. Halina Bortnowska participated in the seminar as the representative of the informal group “Viridarium”, operating alongside the HFHR. 24 Nov 2006 »

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