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News from the House of the Helsinki Foundation For Human Rights in Warsaw - 2012

Image: Winners of 12th WATCH DOCS Festival announced

Winners of 12th WATCH DOCS Festival announced

“Anton’s Right Here”, the film début of the famous Russian film critic Lyubov Arkus has received the first prize of the 12th International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film. Apart from the prize for the Arkus’ documentary, the jury has awarded a special commendation to Ilan Metev’s “Sofia’s Last Ambulance”. The audience award went to ”Call Me Kuchu”. 27 Dec 2012 »

Image: Expulsion of foreigner may violate their right to court

Expulsion of foreigner may violate their right to court

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the Association for Legal Intervention called on Brig. Gen. Dominik Tracz, Chief Commissioner of the Border Guards, to change a practice of his agency that infringes the right to court exercisable by foreigners applying for the refugee status in Poland. 27 Dec 2012 »

Image: Detention of migrant children must be put to stop, say NGOs 
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Detention of migrant children must be put to stop, say NGOs

Amnesty International, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the Association for Legal Intervention warn that the draft Foreigners Act fails to provide remedies against detaining immigrant children in prison-like guarded facilities. The coalition of the NGOs has been campaigning for several months seeking to ban the detention of foreign migrants’ children. 19 Dec 2012 »

Image: Court revoked decision denying refugee status to homosexual from Uganda

Court revoked decision denying refugee status to homosexual from Uganda

The Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw admitted the complaint of a homosexual Ugandan national who challenged the decision denying him a refugee status and other forms of legal protection. The HFHR joined in the proceedings as a community organisation. If no cassation complaint is filed, the foreigner won’t be expelled from Poland and the Council for Foreigners will reconsider the foreigner’s application with the court’s directions. 12 Dec 2012 »

Image: UN Human Rights Committee decision in Vladislav Kovalev’s case

UN Human Rights Committee decision in Vladislav Kovalev’s case

The United Nations Human Rights Committee issued a decision on Mr Kovalev’s case. In March this year, Vladislav Kovalev was executed for his alleged complicity in carrying out a bomb attack on the Minsk metro in April 2011. The Human Rights Committee found violations of the human rights treaty obligations of Belarus laid down in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Optional Protocol to the Covenant. 11 Dec 2012 »

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