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

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HFHR statement in Edward Snowden’s case

The media report that Edward Snowden, a former employee of the United States National Security Agency (NSA), has leaked information about the authorities’ involvement in the surveillance of US citizens and foreigners. Consequently, the US government has accused Mr Snowden of espionage. 24 Jul 2013 »

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New Convention Protocol open to signature

As from 24 June, state members of the Council of Europe may sign the new, already fifteenth Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights. One of the modifications to be introduced by the new Protocol is a new time limit for lodging an application to the Strasbourg Court, which will be shortened from six to four months. 18 Jul 2013 »

Image: Polish prisons still struggling with overcrowding 
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Polish prisons still struggling with overcrowding

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, together with the Association for Legal Intervention, addressed the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers to refer to the Polish authorities’ failure to enforce judgments of the European Court of Human Rights made in cases involving the overcrowding of Polish prisons. 17 Jul 2013 »

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Judicial review of covert investigative methods analysed

The Constitutional Tribunal is currently reviewing the powers of the Police and other specialised law enforcement agencies to use various types of investigative methods such as wiretapping or obtaining telecommunication data. The proceedings were instituted upon the motions filed by the Human Rights Defender and the Prosecutor General. For the purposes of the present case the HFHR has analysed the judicial review of requests for applying such methods. 11 Jul 2013 »

Image: Opinion on draft law on proceedings against mentally disturbed persons 
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Opinion on draft law on proceedings against mentally disturbed persons

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has presented an opinion on the draft law on proceedings against mentally disturbed persons who pose a threat to life, health or sexual liberty of others. The Ministry of Justice's bill is to authorise detention of violent offenders who already completed their prison term but are considered a threat to life and sexual liberty of other people. 11 Jul 2013 »

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