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News from the House of the Helsinki Foundation For Human Rights in Warsaw - 2014

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Europe out of range of refugees looking for safety

A report recently published by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), an alliance of non-governmental organisations acting for refugees, revealed the persistent gaps between the theory and realities of a Common European Asylum System. The report reviews the situation of refugees in 15 Member States of the European Union. The section of the report about Poland was based on information provided by lawyers working with the HFHR. 18 Sep 2014 »

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ECtHR judgment on parental contact with children still not enforced

In the judgment entered in Z. v. Poland the European Court of Human Rights held that it is the state’s duty to take all necessary steps to ensure the exercise of a person’s right to family life, including the right of parental contact with a child. The ECtHR decided the case four years ago. Since that time Poland has taken a number of actions in order to enforce the judgment. However, in the Foundation’s assessment, these actions fell short of the objective of the full implementation of the decision 11 Sep 2014 »

Image: Sensation or journalistic sting – judgment in the case of journalist Endy Gęsina-Torres

Sensation or journalistic sting – judgment in the case of journalist Endy Gęsina-Torres

Endy Gęsina-Torres, a journalist working for Polish national television broadcaster TVP, has been ordered to pay a fine of PLN 2,000 by the Regional Court in Białystok. Last year, Mr Gęsina-Torres orchestrated a journalistic sting to reveal the allegedly abhorrent conditions at the Guarded Centre for Foreigners in Białystok and spent three weeks as an inmate of the facility. 11 Sep 2014 »

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PAC will hear another complaint regarding PRISM case

On Thursday, 11 September 2014, at 9:00 am, in courtroom F the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw will hold a hearing in the case of the Military Counter-intelligence Service’s refusal to disclose information on surveillance and the PRISM programme. 04 Sep 2014 »

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Applications to European Court of Human Rights in case of “unappointed judges”

The judges who in 2007 did not receive their official appointments to judicial offices lodged applications with the European Court of Human Rights. The applicants are represented by Marcin Ciemiński, an advocate with Clifford Chance. 04 Sep 2014 »

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