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

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First hearing in case of prisoner transfers

District Court for the Warsaw’s Mokotów borough held the first hearing in the case of W.W., a convicted felon with a spine condition, who has repeatedly been transferred between the prisons where he was staying and the criminal courts. As a result of the transfers, his health has deteriorated. W.W. brought legal action against the State Treasury, represented by the Chief Commissioner of the Police and Director General of the Prison Service. 18 Jun 2014 »

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Civil trial starts in case brought by paedophile priest victim

Marcin K. has filed a lawsuit against Zbigniew R., the Kołobrzeg-Koszalin Diocese and St. Adalbert Roman Catholic Parish. He requests an apology in the national edition of the Gazeta Wyborcza daily newspaper and Newsweek magazine, and PLN 200,000 as compensation for moral damages caused by a priest’s sexual abuse. The first hearing in the case of Marcin K. was held in the Regional Court in Koszalin. 18 Jun 2014 »

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Court of Appeal revokes interim injunction

The Court of Appeal in Warsaw has revoked an interim injunction order issued against a journalist of a local newspaper. The injunction imposed on the journalist a year-long ban on covering a certain subject. 11 Jun 2014 »

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Constitutional Tribunal: right to defence laws for petty offenders unconstitutional

Under the current rules of procedure applicable in petty offence cases, a person accused of committing a petty offence has no ability to seek advice from counsel at the preliminary stage of the proceedings. The provisions in question also fails to grant the accused access to case files. Last week, the Constitutional Tribunal’s ruling declared these laws unconstitutional. 11 Jun 2014 »

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“Procedural Fairness in Juvenile Justice”

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has published a monograph entitled “Procedural Fairness in Juvenile Justice”, which is an outcome of the project “Children in Detention: Joint Achievements versus a Need for a Reform”. 04 Jun 2014 »

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