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

Image: Petition on protection of stateless persons in Europe

Petition on protection of stateless persons in Europe

Currently, there are about 600,000 stateless persons in Europe, including many migrants that remain in a legal vacuum. A lack of proper domestic mechanisms that would allow stateless persons to regulate their status puts them at risk of falling victims to human rights violations. 09 Jul 2014 »

Image: HFHR statement on cancellation of “Golgotha Picnic” performance

HFHR statement on cancellation of “Golgotha Picnic” performance

The HFHR has issued a statement on the cancellation of the “Golgotha Picnic” performance at Malta Festival Poznań and in other cities. It has been noted that artistic activity is an integral part of the freedom of expression, which also encompasses statements and works that may offend, shock or alarm some people. 02 Jul 2014 »

Image: The Committee for the Prevention of Torture Report on Poland 
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The Committee for the Prevention of Torture Report on Poland

Although in most cases the rights of detained persons are respected, there is still a considerable risk of a detained person being beaten by the Police or otherwise exposed to inhumane or humiliating treatment, says a report on the situation in Polish penitentiary facilities published by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. 02 Jul 2014 »

Image: World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

More than 30,000 refugees from Syria, currently staying in such countries as Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, need immediate help. Despite the unfolding humanitarian crisis, the Member States of the European Union, including Poland, are failing to adequately respond to the situation. 25 Jun 2014 »

Image: HFHR statement on respect for reporter’s privilege

HFHR statement on respect for reporter’s privilege

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights wishes to express its deep concern over the media reports on the actions performed by the Internal Security Agency on 18 June 2014 at the offices of the Wprost weekly magazine. 25 Jun 2014 »

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