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

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New arrests of Azerbaijani human rights defenders

Last week Intigam Aliyev, a well-known Azerbaijani lawyer and human rights defender, was arrested. For years, Intigam Aliyev has been representing applicants before the European Court of Human Rights, as part of Legal Education Society’s activities. He has won over 49 cases in the ECtHR. 13 Aug 2014 »

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Constitutional Tribunal’s judgment on limits of surveillance in Poland

The currently applicable statutory regulations governing the rules of access of secret services to telecommunication data violate the constitutional right to privacy, the Constitutional Tribunal ruled last week. 07 Aug 2014 »

Image: Strengthening of repression against non-governmental and political activists in Azerbaijan

Strengthening of repression against non-governmental and political activists in Azerbaijan

Last week, Rasul Jafarov, a leading human rights defender in Azerbaijan, has been arrested by the Azerbaijani authorities. His arrest is related to the mounting repression from the Azerbaijani authorities against civic society activists and opposition parties. 06 Aug 2014 »

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Foreign families reunited or disunited?

Since 2003, immigration laws have been applicable that at the UE level govern the right of third country citizens to family reunification. Nevertheless, the procedure is riddled with a whole range of practical problems. Individual EU Member States differ in their interpretation and application of laws based on directives. Currently, the European Commission is carrying out a consultation of guidelines aimed to standardise the practice in this regard. The HFHR has taken part in this consultation. 31 Jul 2014 »

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ECtHR judgments in Al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah v. Poland

The European Court of Human Rights has entered judgments in the cases brought by applications of Al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah, allegedly detained and tortured in a CIA secret prison in Poland. The judges unanimously ruled that a number of human rights violations had occurred in the cases of both applicants, pointing to abuses of the prohibition of torture, the right to a fair trial or right to personal freedom and safety. The Court also criticised the Polish government for the lack of cooperation during the case which resulted in a breach of the Convention’s Article 38. 30 Jul 2014 »

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