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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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Poland: Two small setbacks on the road to illiberal democracy

A single diversion from democratic principles does not necessarily make a Government authoritarian, but what about a year of continually undermining democratic principles? To understand events in Poland, one must not just judge individual incidents, as is often the case in human rights work, but instead look at the way the different legislative changes come together and the picture this combination creates. 15 Dec 2016 »

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Poland must drop restrictive amendments to law on assemblies

Polish authorities have proposed restrictive amendments to the law on assemblies. HRHF sees this law as retaliation against those protesting in the past year against government policies. It creates a hurdle for organisers critical of the government and the Church, while ensuring that their own supporters are able to protest. 01 Dec 2016 »

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Poland’s “constitutional crisis” raises human rights concerns at UN

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has expressed concern about Poland’s current situation leading to human rights problems related to the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary, rights of minorities, gender and sexual reproductive rights, as well as media rights. 10 Nov 2016 »

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Poland reviewed at UN

The United Nations Human Rights Committee reviewed the human rights situation of Polandon 17–18 October. HRHF's Polish partners, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR) delivered a statement on Poland during the opening of the session. 17 Oct 2016 »

Image: Polish women have gone on strike in protest of anti-abortion law

Polish women have gone on strike in protest of anti-abortion law

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 »

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