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.
Human rights trends
The United Nations Human Rights Committee will, this week, review the human rights situations of Poland and Azerbaijan on 17–18 and 20–21 October, respectively. Human Rights House Foundation will deliver a statement during the review of Azerbaijan, while our Polish partners the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights will deliver a statement on Poland. Watch the live webcast of Poland's review here. 17 Oct 2016 »
On Monday 3 October, in many Polish cities, women and men protested against a draft law that would introduce a complete ban on abortion. Protesters, dressed in black, have united under the slogan “Black protest” and the hashtag #czarnyprotest (meaning black protest). Our colleagues at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights(HFHR), based in Warsaw, reported on the situation. 03 Oct 2016 »
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 »
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 »
- Association of the Young Journalists "POLIS"
- Helsinki Committee in Poland
- Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR)
- The Association Initiative 33
- Viridarium - Polish Students Group against anti-semitism and xenophobia
Poland - Warsaw
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