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Cztery dłonie o różnym odcieniu koloru skóry
2019-08-13

The Commissioner for Human Rights issued ovservations concerning measures aimed at the implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination in the years 2014-2019.

Osoby siedzą w sali
2019-08-13

The Committee against Torture considered the seventh periodic report of Poland at its meetings, held on 23 and 24 July 2019, and adopted concluding observations.

Anna Šabatová and Adam Bodnar
2019-07-08

Number of international organisations and networks, namely ENNHRI, Equinet, GANHRI, IOI and OHCHR Europe, issued a statement in which they openly supported the Commissioner for Human Rights of Poland Adam Bodnar who is facing a strong criticism including the hateful campaign against him and hate speech for publicly protecting the rig

kraty więzienne i postać człowieka
2019-05-23

IN HIS OPINION FOR THE SENATE, THE COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS NEGATIVELY ASSESSES THE TOUGHENING OF THE PENAL CODE PASSED BY THE SEJM ON 16 MAY 2019

Strona Internetowa World Justice Forum
2019-04-30
  • Dr. Adam Bodnar and the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights were awarded with the Rule of Law Award by the World Justice Project.
  • The award was received by Dr. Adam Bodnar, the Commissioner for Human Rights and Mr. Stanisław Trociuk, his deputy, on 30 April 2019 during the World Justice Forum in Hague.
  • Commissioner and his Office were honored for courageous efforts to stem the country’s backsliding on judicial independence and fundamental rights.
Zdjęcie dzieci  - widać tylko gole stopy na ziemi i kolorowe pędzle
2019-04-29
  • On the occasion of the Parental Alienation Awareness Day, we publish materials from the international conference on shared parenting which took place in Strasbourg on 22-23 November 2018

The fourth International Conference on Shared Parenting was held in Strasbourg, France, on November 22d and 23th, 2018, at Palais de l’Europe.

Briefing prasowy rzecznika praw obywatelskich Adama Bodnara w sprawie opinii Komisji Weneckiej na temat zasad działania instytucji Ombudsmana
2019-03-28

International and regional actors met with the office of the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights, Dr Adam Bodnar, on Monday, 25 March in Warsaw, expressing their solidarity and support in light of the recent civil action brought against the Commissioner by a public television station.

 

Logo Amnesty International na żółtym tle
2019-02-14

Amnesty Intertnational issued a statement regarding TVP's legal actions against Adam Bodnar:

POLAND: OFFICE OF HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER MUST BE ABLE TO OPERATE WITHOUT UNDUE INTERFERENCE

Sterta dokumentów papierowych
2019-02-13

On 11 February 2019, the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights received a written notice of a lawsuit filed by Telewizja Polska S.A. against Adam Bodnar as a private individual.

Stare miasto nad wodą
2019-02-08

Dr. Adam Bodnar delivered a lecture on various developments in Poland’s constitutional situation, and their potential implications for the country's relation with the European Union. The lecture was a part of the seminar organized by Sieps – Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies.

Marian Turski at UN General Assembly
2019-01-28

The theme of the Holocaust remembrance and education activities this year is “Holocaust Remembrance: Demand and Defend Your Human Rights”.

Budynek publiczny, śnieg
2019-01-25

From 8 to 10 January, Adam Bodnar held CHR regional meetings with residents of the towns of Jarosław, Lubaczów, Biłgoraj, Świdnik and Lublin.

What did people ask about? How not to limit one’s activities to one’s home only:

Niewyraźne sylwetki osób wchodzących do budynku
2018-11-15

Second National Congress on Human Rights

PROGRAMME

Date: 14-15 December 2018 (with pre-event on 13 Dec 2018)

Venue: Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN in Warsaw

Ludzie przy stole w nowoczesnym wnętrzu
2018-09-18

On 17-18 September, 2018 the Commissioner for Human Rights of Poland was hosting the annual meeting of Ombudspersons of the Visegrad Countries (V4). The meeting, held in Gdańsk, was attended by:

2018-07-05

As former Commissioners for Human Rights we express our opposition to the instrumental treatment of human rights in the national political struggle.

2018-07-04

The Supreme Court is usually invisible to citizens. On daily basis, an average citizen underestimates the Supreme Court’s important role in the development of the legislative system. Yet, let us look at the Supreme Court’s recent resolution (of 20 June 2018) concerning mortgage loans denominated in Swiss francs.

Protesters take part in a demonstration in front of the Polish Supreme Court in July 2017 | Janek Skarzynski/AFP via Getty Images
2018-04-12

Here in Poland, we are headed into a period of darkness when it comes to legal guarantees, the role of the constitution and the sanctity of EU treaties. Hope is slowly vanishing. We can only hope that — being deprived of institutional guarantees of independence — individual judges will be strong enough to safeguard their own independence in their judicial decision-making.

Ludzie witają się przed budynkiem
2018-04-09

- Without independent courts, there can be no appropriate protection of civil rights and freedoms in Poland, said CHR Adam Bodnar after his meeting with Frans Timmermans.

2018-03-07

The Commissioner for Human Rights and German Institute for Human Rights organized the joint workshop on protection of human rights of older persons which will take place on 7th March, in the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Warsaw.

2018-02-28

Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights Hanna Machińska sent a letter of condolence on death od investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his partner to the Ombudsman of Slovakia.

Ján Kuciak was an investigative journalist writing about tax frauds on Aktuality websit. He was murdered, and it may have something to do with journalist's investigative activities.

 

2017-12-04

The Congress, organized by the Commissioner for Human Rights to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the institution of independent ombudsman in Poland, was held on 8-9 December in Warsaw. It consisted of 36 panels on key topics relating to human rights.

Wielkia grafika z napisem "Kara śmierci to nie jest sprawiedliwość" i różnymi rysunkami
2017-10-09

Societies and states, granting themselves the right to sentence people to death, undermine the foundation of human rights: the inalienable dignity of the individual.

grafika: pośród rysunków drzew, ręki trzymającej wagę, oka, drukarki, nożyczek, koperty, komputera, flagi Finlandii, lupy, znajdują się fragmenty zdań wypowiedzianych przed Adama Bodnara i Jarosława Gwizdaka podczas rozmowy na Przystanku Woodstock
2017-08-04

The situation with the Supreme Court is a bit as if here, at the Przystanek Woodstock, Jurek Owsiak tried to determine what should be happening at the festival, said Commissioner for Human Rights Adam Bodnar while speaking with judge Jarosław Gwizdak during the “Academy of Truly Fine Arts” at the 23rd edition of the Przystanek Woodstock festival held in Kostrzyń nad Odrą.

zdjęcie: mężczyzna w jasnym garniturze stoi przy mónicy, za nim widać polską i europejską flagę
2017-07-24

„I believe that the recently generated great energy of the citizens may also be used to control staffing decisions in the judiciary sector at every level: the appointments of judges, court presidents, heads of court departments, spokespersons, etc. What should be ensured is the transparency of procedures, assessment of qualifications of candidates, explanations of unclear decision.

Wyciągnięta ręka
2017-07-06

The system of free legal aid, introduced in early 2016, already requires changes. It turned out that in practice, the aid was used only by a low number of people. Often, persons in need of such aid were not eligible for it as they did not meet the criteria set out in the relevant Act of Parliament.

Grafika: budynek i ludzie
2017-06-29

Contrary to what one might expect, the adoption of the three Acts of Parliament relati

Logo RPO
2017-05-29

The tone of many public statements in our country has reached the level of political and cultural war. Some words and expressions are used which violate human dignity and divide citizens into different categories.

Grupa ludzi w sali bibliotecznej
2017-05-15

From 15 to 17 May, the CHR’s regional meetings in the Pomorskie voivodeship were held. The CHR visited Gdynia, Gdańsk and Malbork.