Human Rights House Foundation

Poland

Helsinki Committee in Poland

The Helsinki Committee in Poland was organized during the period of martial law (1982) by a group of intellectuals. It was an underground organization that developed a network of associates all over the country. In 1983, the Committee prepared its first report - Poland under Martial Law.

Contact:
 +48 22 8281008
 +48 22 8286996
 +48 22 8281008
Address:
00-018 Warsaw
11 Zgoda St.
Poland

The group who today heads the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights is one of the few groups that managed to pass smoothly from human rights activity in the underground to open work in a democracy. Members of the Helsinki Committee in Poland established the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.

Today, the Helsinki Committee in Poland – meeting for monthly session – acts as a Program Board of the Human Rights House in Warsaw (The Polish Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights - HFHR) and published its opinion on issues of crucial importance for the protection of human rights.

Members of the Helsinki Committee in Poland:

Halina Bortnowska-Dabrowska, theologian, publicist
President of the Council of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

Teresa Bogucka, publicist
Co-founder of the Workers’ Defense Committee KOR in 1976

Marek Edelman, M.D. the last surviving leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943

Janusz Grzelak, social psychologist, Warsaw University professor

Zbigniew Holda, lawyer, Jagiellonian University in Cracow professor, Vice-President of the Board of Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

Jacek Kurczewski, sociologist, Warsaw University professor, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Criminology 

Wojciech Maziarski, philologist, publicist

Michal Nawrocki, physicist, Warsaw University professor

Marek Antoni Nowicki, attorney, Member of the Council of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

Marek Nowicki, physicist, President of Helsinki Foundation for Human Rightsauthor of publications and films on human rights

Danuta Przywara, sociologist, President of the Board of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

Marek Safjan, lawyer, Warsaw University professor, Member of the Council of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

Stefan Starczewski, philologist, Founder of the Helsinki Committee in Poland

Page navigation