Commissioner for Human Rights is the constitutional authority for legal control and protection. In his activities, the Commissioner is integral and independent from other state authorities.
The Commissioner acts pursuant to the Constitution of the Republic of Poland and the Commissioner for Human Rights Act of 15 July 1987. The Commissioner is appointed by the Sejm and approved by the Senate for a 5 -year term of office.
The Commissioner for Human Rights safeguards human and civic freedoms and rights specified in the Constitution and other legal acts. In order to fulfill this task the Commissioner investigates whether actions undertaken or abandoned by the entities, organizations or institutions obliged to observe and implement human and citizen rights and freedoms have not led to infringement of the law or the principles of social coexistence and justice, and undertakes appropriate measures.
Commissioner for Human Rights is assisted by the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights.