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

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Releasing information on a refugee violates Geneva Convention

According to media reports, Vietnamese officials visited in April the Białystok guarded centre for foreigners. The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has issued a statement in the case to the Chief Commissioner of the Border Guard. Once again, the HFHR noted that any actions of the Border Guard which result in disclosing identification data of refugee applicants may violate the applicants’ rights. 20 May 2014 »

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Telecommunication data retention v. Constitution

Constitutional Tribunal should consider issuing a signal decision in a case involving the constitutional review of laws governing the storage of and access to telecommunication data, argues the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in a letter to the Constitutional Tribunal. 13 May 2014 »

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Be careful with your praise

A new blog launched by the Polish Department for Strategy and Deregulation, recently published a post praising an interactive portal on the Azerbaijani justice system. Nevertheless, the author of the post fails to mention the problems within the Azerbaijani justice system that makes Azerbaijan the weakest link among the Council of Europe member states when it comes to respecting Human Rights. The praising author fails to recognize that the latter problems will simply not disappear by launching a portal. 13 May 2014 »

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Amicus curiae brief in Delfi v. Estonia

The HFHR submitted an amicus curiae brief before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the case Delfi AS v. Estonia. The matter revolves around a crucial contemporary problem related to the freedom of speech on the Internet, namely responsibility of website administrators for unlawful content published by other users. The brief has already been filed with the case file. 09 May 2014 »

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SAC: legalisation of stay necessary, based on right to family life

The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) admitted the complaint of an Armenian citizen who appealed against a judgment of the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw. In the appealed ruling, the first-instance court upheld a decision of the Head of the Office for Foreigners to refuse the complainant a tolerated residence permit. 09 May 2014 »

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