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News from the House of the Helsinki Foundation For Human Rights in Warsaw - 2009

Image: 9th International Film Festival WATCH DOCS

9th International Film Festival WATCH DOCS

Warsaw's 9th annual International Film Festival WATCH DOCS took place from 4 to 13 December 2009. The festival competition offered the Warsaw premieres of the world's top documentary films broadly related to issues of human rights. This year's competition included 19 films vying for the WATCH DOCS festival Award. 20 Dec 2009 »

Image: CERD: consideration on Reports of Poland

CERD: consideration on Reports of Poland

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination presented on 28 August 2009 Consideration of 17, 18 and 19 th Reports submitted by Republic of Poland. The Reports were submitted on 19 February 2008 under article 9 of International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination. 20 Dec 2009 »

Image: 20th anniversary of Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights - photos

20th anniversary of Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights - photos

On 11 December 2009 the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights celebrated its 20 anniversary. The main ceremony took place on 11 December 2009 in Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle. Our special guest was Ludmila Aleksiejeva, the head of Moscow Helsinki Group (honored this year Sacharov Prize). 12 Dec 2009 »

Image: Adam Bodnar: We may be sued for the crosses; Polemic with Jerzy Stępień

Adam Bodnar: We may be sued for the crosses; Polemic with Jerzy Stępień

The interview with Jerzy Stępień, a former Judge and President of the Constitutional Tribunal ("Gazeta Świąteczna", 7-8 November) inclined me to make a few remarks. It is not my aim to refer to the arguments concerning the presence of the cross in school put forward by Jerzy Stępień. I do understand that one can have different views on this matter, but I share the opinion of the European Court of Human Rights. 04 Dec 2009 »

Image: Halina Bortnowska: Crosses - where?

Halina Bortnowska: Crosses - where?

Not for the first time, not all of a sudden or without warning are we confronted with the problem of an empty wall again. Stripping the wall of symbols can be the consequence of the idea that we are all different and all equal at the same time. And so we stand in front of one, common wall. 03 Dec 2009 »

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