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

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HFHR report: Legislative Process and the Justice System

“Over the last two years, there has been a visible improvement in the organisation of the cabinet stage of the legislative process”, reveals the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights report on the legislative process in Poland. 24 Jul 2014 »

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Launch of voluntary resettlement programme for Syrian refugees still uncertain

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has responded to the call by the HFHR and other non-governmental organisations in which the NGOs requested the development of a voluntary resettlement programme for refugees from Syria. “We are aware of the tremendous humanitarian needs resulting from the conflict in Syria, and financially speaking the Polish involvement is rather insignificant”, reads the Ministry’s response. 23 Jul 2014 »

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Dismissal from work for attending Equality March is discrimination

Last week, the District Court for Warszawa-Śródmieście made a judgment in which it held that termination of an employment contract of an employee on the ground that he attended the Equality March was illegal and discriminatory. The claimant, Ariel T., has been awarded compensation of PLN 2,500. 16 Jul 2014 »

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Victim of illegal detention awarded nearly PLN 145,000 in compensation for financial and moral loss

Bogusław Pyrak has been illegitimately detained on remand for more than 12 months. Last week, the Regional Court in Płock awarded him nearly PLN 145,000 in compensation for the financial and moral losses the man suffered due to his illegal detention. 16 Jul 2014 »

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PAC revokes ISA’s refusal to disclose PRISM information

The Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw has found that the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has the right to obtain information about the existence of a formal agreement between Poland’s Internal Security Agency and the US National Security Agency. 09 Jul 2014 »

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