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

Image: MND: Polish law is no obstacle to the purchase of drones

MND: Polish law is no obstacle to the purchase of drones

The Ministry of National Defence has announced its plans to purchase unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs, also known as “drones”) to be used by an independent combat unit. The MND stresses that its intention is to properly adapt the military potential of the Polish army to the type and scale of today’s security threats. 25 Sep 2012 »

Image: Intervention in the case of a rally held by the Pro Foundation – Right to Life

Intervention in the case of a rally held by the Pro Foundation – Right to Life

Following the arrest of Mariusz Dzierżawski, a board member of the Pro Foundation – Right to Life, the HFHR sent a letter to the President of the District Court in Słubice, questioning the legal basis for and legitimacy of Mr Dzierżawski’s arrest. 18 Sep 2012 »

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The case concerning protection of the rights of same-sex couples at the ECtHR

Polish law does not provide any possibility for same-sex couples to enter into a civil partnership. Neither does it guarantee equal access to social benefits and tax credits related to the protection of family life. For this reason, two Polish women who for the last 8 years have been in a stable same-sex relationship, complained against Poland to the ECtHR. 18 Sep 2012 »

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Polish Government presented its position in the case al-Nashiri vs. Poland

According to the information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Polish Government presented to the European Court of Human Rights its position in the case al-Nashiri vs. Poland. The Government of the Republic of Poland – pursuant to Rule 33(1) of the Rules of Court – filed a motion to limit public access to all case files on the grounds that their public disclosure could harm the interest of the pending pre-trial proceedings in Poland. The decision as to the method and scope of making the positions of the parties known to the general public will now be taken by the Court. 13 Sep 2012 »

Image: President of Poland refused to appoint nine persons for the position of judges in Polish courts 
Copyright: Polish Press Agnecy

SAC: in Poland, secret services cannot be left unsupervised

This is the key point of the judgment pronounced by the Supreme Administrative Court in a landmark case concerning a denial of access to public information on the use of GPS devices in police surveillance. The SAC accepted all the submissions raised by the HFHR in the cassation complaint and referred the case to the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw for reconsideration. 13 Sep 2012 »

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