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Poland – The House of the Helsinki Foundation For Human Rights

Located in Warsaw, the House of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights was established in 1993. Five human rights organisations are located in the same building.

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Image: Open debate with UN Secretary General Candidates

Open debate with UN Secretary General Candidates

On the 12 of July at the UN, high-level representatives from States, civil society and the private sector discussed the human rights situation in the world. There was also a first televised live debate with the candidates for Secretary General at the United Nations, which was open for questions from the public. 12 Jul 2016 »

Image: Rule of law under threat in Poland 
Copyright: Lukas Plewnia from Berlin/CC BY-SA 2.0/Wikimedia Commons

Rule of law under threat in Poland

Civil society and national and international bodies have expressed concern at recent reforms in Poland and their impact on the rule of law. These reforms include changes to the functioning of the Constitutional Court, a law granting government control over TV and radio, a law granting additional powers of surveillance, and the merging of the functions of the Justice Minister and the formerly independent Prosecutor General. 29 Jun 2016 »

Image: Adam Bodnar, the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights meeting members of Campaign Against Homophobia 
Copyright: Grzelak Piotr

Attacks on Polish NGOs

318 Polish non-governmental organizations have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister Beata Szydło, urging her to take action in response to verbal abuse and violent physical attacks on NGOs and activists, which recently took place in Warsaw. 10 Mar 2016 »

Image: Poland: Call for respect for constitutional guarantees

Poland: Call for respect for constitutional guarantees

HRHN strongly supports Civic Solidarity Platform opposition to recent developments affecting human rights protection and the state of democracy in Poland. 12 Jan 2016 »

Image: Updated: UN adopts resolution supporting human rights defenders

Updated: UN adopts resolution supporting human rights defenders

HRHN welcomes the UN General Assembly's adoption of the resolution. This will protect, empower, and support human rights defenders, and address the increasingly threatening climate in which they work. 25 Nov 2015 »

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