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

Image: Anar Mammadli nominated for Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

Anar Mammadli nominated for Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

The three candidates nominated for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2014 are the Israeli organisation B'Tselem Israeli, the Maltese Jesuit Refugee Service and the Azerbaijani human rights defender Anar Mammadli. 28 Aug 2014 »

Image: Another hearing in case of priest accused of molesting minor

Another hearing in case of priest accused of molesting minor

In two week’s time, on Friday, 12 September, at 9 a.m., the Regional Court in Koszalin holds another hearing in the case of Marcin K. The case involves the infringement of personal interests related to molestation of a minor by a priest. The Court will hear testimonies of Archbishops Marian Gołębiewski and Kazimierz Nycz via a video link. 28 Aug 2014 »

Image: HFHR's comments on new proposals of video surveillance regulation

HFHR's comments on new proposals of video surveillance regulation

The HFHR has presented the second opinion on the new draft legislative guidelines for the law on video surveillance put forward by the Ministry of Interior. As compared with the original draft of December 2013, the current version contains several changes enhancing protection against the excessive use of cameras which may interfere with the right to privacy. Yet some proposals of the Ministry still raise doubts. 21 Aug 2014 »

Image: Is it not a shame to play football for Azerbaijani money? HFHR’s letter to Atletico Madrid

Is it not a shame to play football for Azerbaijani money? HFHR’s letter to Atletico Madrid

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has sent a letter to the management of Atletico Madrid in which it has raised the issue of the club’s funding by the Azerbaijani authorities. In the HFHR’s opinion Atletico Madrid players contribute to the promotion of President Ilham Aliyev’s regime by appearing in shirts with the slogan “Azerbaijan. The land of fire”. “We believe this conduct is not worthy of a club with such an excellent sports tradition”, reads the Foundation’s letter. 21 Aug 2014 »

Image: Six months without funds for legal aid for foreigners?

Six months without funds for legal aid for foreigners?

There is a high risk that in the first half of 2015 EU funds for legal aid for foreigners will not be available. Non-governmental organisations dealing with the protection of foreigners’ rights in Poland are sounding an alarm. 14 Aug 2014 »

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