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News from the House of the Helsinki Foundation For Human Rights in Warsaw - 2013

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HFHR intervenes in matter of religious dietary regimens in prisons

The HFHR has sent a letter to the General Director of the Prison Service, responding to the reluctance of prison authorities to provide prisoners with a diet that meets their religious requirements. The Foundation referred to the ECtHR judgment in the case Jakóbski versus Poland, issued in 2010. 19 Jun 2013 »

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PAC will rule on extent of fiscal confidentiality

The HFHR has filed a complaint with the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw. The pleading concerned a decision of the Minister of Finance to deny the Foundation access to the document entitled “Responsibilities of Tax Audit Offices for 2013”. In its decision, the Minister argued that the requested document was covered by fiscal confidentiality, and as such was not subject to disclosure under the Access to Public Information Act. 14 Jun 2013 »

Image: Successful intervention in title defect case

Successful intervention in title defect case

Mr Łukasz Gorek of Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k., a pro bono lawyer representing HFHR clients, the spouses D., skilfully negotiated a settlement with the municipality of Kowale Oleckie which agreed to execute a notarial deed, effectively repurchasing a property earlier sold to D. 14 Jun 2013 »

Image: Coalition for Equal Opportunities about draft amendment to Equality Act

Coalition for Equal Opportunities about draft amendment to Equality Act

In 2010 the Equality Act was adopted to implement certain EU laws in the area of equal treatment. From the beginning, the new legislation was met with reservations by non-governmental organisations. This week the Sejm will debate on the draft amendment to the act proposed by deputies. The Coalition for Equal Opportunities, including the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, presented its position on the issue. 06 Jun 2013 »

Image: HFHR lawyer awarded

HFHR lawyer awarded

Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska, director of the Observatory of Media Freedom in Poland has been awarded the Article 54 Journalists’ Prize by the Polish Journalists Association. Article 54 of Poland’s Constitution stipulates that “The freedom to express opinions, to acquire and to disseminate information shall be ensured to everyone. Preventive censorship of the means of social communication and the licensing of the press shall be prohibited”. 06 Jun 2013 »

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