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

Image: President grants citizenship to a minor Cuban girl

President grants citizenship to a minor Cuban girl

The Cuban girl was born in 2010 in Poland but she acquired neither Polish nor Cuban citizenship. As a result, the girl was stateless for three years. According to Cuban law, proceedings leading to the acquisition of Cuban citizenship must take place in Cuba. The proceedings take at least three months and during the period at least one parent of the child must be present in Cuba. 09 Oct 2013 »

Image: Results of the Fourth Competition for the Best Master Thesis on Human Rights 
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Results of the Fourth Competition for the Best Master Thesis on Human Rights

The Competition’s award committee chaired by Professor Ewa Łętowska granted one third place award and two special prizes. The laureate of the third place award is Tomasz Dudek, graduate of the Institute of International Relations, the University of Warsaw, who wrote his master’s thesis entitled “The methods of interpretation of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms on the example of cases concerning discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation”. 04 Oct 2013 »

Image: Ales Belyatsky wins Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize

Ales Belyatsky wins Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize

Ales Belyatsky, Belarusian human rights activist has become the laureate of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, awarded for the first time by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. 02 Oct 2013 »

Image: HFHR statement on hospitality centre employing persons with mental health problems

HFHR statement on hospitality centre employing persons with mental health problems

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has issued an official statement to the Governor of the Małopolskie province, Jerzy Miller, concerning the hotel and hospitality centre Zielony Dół which employs persons with mental health problems. 25 Sep 2013 »

Image: How to be a refugee in Poland. New guides prepared by HFHR lawyers

How to be a refugee in Poland. New guides prepared by HFHR lawyers

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has issued two guides developed as part of the Legal Assistance Programme for Refugees and Migrants. The initiative has been financed from the European Refugee Fund and the state budget. 18 Sep 2013 »

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