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Mężczyzna mówi do mikrofonu
2018-11-20
  • From 19 until 21 September 2018, a delegation of the LIBE Committee visited Warsaw to examine the rule of law situation in Poland. In follow-up to that mission, LIBE Coordinators decided to hold a public hearing with external experts and stakeholders during the LIBE Committee meeting of 20 November 2018 in Brussels.

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

Polska flaga
2018-11-02

The CHR wrote a letter to the chairman of the National Electoral Commission in support of citizens who could not vote on 21 October. He noted that local offices were not prepared for such a large number of incoming online applications for entry in the electoral registers, and this undermined the confidence in the state governed by law.

Zdjęcie Adama Bodnara i napis na czerownym tle
2018-09-27

Adam Bodnar, Commissioner for Human Rights and his Office are this year's laureates of the Norwegian Rafto Prize awarded since 1987 to human rights defenders across the world. Professor Thorolf Rafto’s work was focused on defending human rights, in particular in the countries of Central Europe: Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

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:

Scrren z transmisji. Przewodnicząca w czerwonym żakiecie, kobieta bez rąk, sprawnie przegląda dokumenty posiedzenia przy pomocy nóg
2018-09-04

For the first time UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities examined the report of the Polish government on the implementation of the  Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights Sylwia Spurek in the opening statement said:

 

Dwa różne ciężary równoważą się
2018-08-16

We express our firm opposition to the words used by Mariusz Błaszczak, Minister of National Defence, in an interview that was broadcast by one of TV channels. The words concerned the participants of the Equality March held on 11 August 2018 in the streets of Poznań.

Posąg Temidy z wagą
2018-08-10

Despite his objections to the parliamentary acts on the Supreme Court, the Commissioner for Human Rights filed the first extraordinary complaint to the Supreme Court under the amended regulations. The complaint concerns a family in relation to which, over several years, courts issued two contradictory decisions with regard to succession of property.

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.

Demonstrujące ludzie
2018-06-06
  • Usunięcie z polskiego prawa przepisów o zgromadzeniach cyklicznych jest konieczne, bo radykalnie ograniczają one konstytucyjną wolność zgromadzeń - uważa Rzecznik Praw Obywatelskich 

  • To opinia Rzecznika do zgłoszonego przez senatorów PO projektu nowelizacji Prawa o zgromadzeniach

  • Przywraca on przepisy sprzed grudnia 2016 r., kiedy wprowadzono zgromadzenia cykliczne, którym dano pierwszeństwo przed innymi oraz uniemożliwiono kontrmanifestacje

Dron z kamerą
2018-05-02

The Commissioner withdrew from the Constitutional Tribunal his motion regarding the Act of 10 June 2017 on Counter-Terrorism Measures. As the reason, he indicated the change of the formerly determined composition of the Constitutional Tribunal’s adjudicating panel and the fact that the current panel includes three persons not entitled to adjudicate in the Tribunal.

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.

 

zdjęcie: na sali siedzi kilkadziesiąt osób, jedna z kobiet stoi na środku
2018-02-01

RAPORT RPO: zbadaliśmy sytuację ponad 100 osób chorujących psychicznie lub z niepełnosprawnością intelektualną, o których RPO wiedział, że przebywają w jednostkach penitencjarnych. Większość przypadków wymagała interwencji. W 35 przypadkach RPO zakwestionował wyroki sądowe.

 

 

zdjęcie: na pierwszym planie dwie kamery pomiędzy nimi stoi mężczyzna w garniturze
2018-01-08
  • 54 rekomendacje I Kongresu Praw Obywatelskich to lista zadań do wykonania dla Rzecznika Praw Obywatelskich i całego społeczeństwa obywatelskiego.
  • Lista rekomendacji została wypracowana w ciągu miesiąca po zakończeniu Kongresu.
  • Kongres zgromadził w grudniu 2017 r. ponad 1500 uczestników na 37 panelach współorganizowanych przez organizacje pozarządowe. 
  • Konkretne rekomendacje Kongresu dotyczą edukacji i obywatelskiego upodmiotowienia, praw obywateli w kontaktach z wymiarem sprawiedliwości, zdrowia, pracy, domu, miejsca Polski w Europie
  • Następny Kongres Praw Obywatelskich odbędzie się  7 i 8 grudnia 2018 r. W stulecie polskiej niepodległości, ale także w 70 lat od podpisania Powszechnej Deklaracji Praw Człowieka i w 25 lat po tym, jak Polska związała się postanowieniami Europejskiej Konwencji Praw Człowieka.
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.

Komisja sejmowa, posłowie podnoszą rękę w głosowaniu
2017-10-24

The Parliamentary Committee on Justice issued a negative opinion on the CHR’s draft budget for 2018. The ruling coalition MPs attacked the CHR for being focused “on pathological groups" .

Deszcz, człowiek pod parasolem siedzi blisko stromego brzegu morza
2017-10-18

The Constitutional Tribunal has ruled that the regulations which allow so-called eviction to the street of persons living in uniformed service members’ apartments are inconsistent with the Constitution. The ruling is the CHR’s major success in the fight for strengthening the protection of the rights of tenants.

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.

Mężczyzna na mówinicy sejmowej, pusta sala
2017-09-15

Madam Speaker, Honourable Members,

I have the honour to present the report on the activity of the Commissioner for Human Rights and on the status of the observance of human and civil rights and freedoms in 2016.

Cztery osobby pozują do zdjęcia na schodach przed budynkiem
2017-09-06 to 2017-09-08

In the Czech city of Brno, an annual V4 meeting was held of ombudspersons from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. In the adopted declaration "Human Rights for Everyone", the Visegrad Group ombudspersons emphasized their common goals and values, as well as the significance of the institution of ombudsman maintaining independence of the authorities.

Mapa Polski w barwach narodowych
2017-08-29

A 95-year-old Warsaw uprising insurgent wrote to the Commissioner for Human Rights in fear of losing his social benefits as a result of the Act on retirement benefits for persons serving in the state uniformed services and intelligence services under the former political system. The person had once worked for the former Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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.

Zdjęcie portyretowe mężczyzny
2017-07-20

Adam Bodnar was present throughout the parliamentary sessions devoted to the work on the bills on courts. He tried to explain the objections and indicated the threats to the rights of ordinary people, caused by the reform which was proceeded hastily, without consultations, and which covered three bills: on Common Courts, on the National Council of the Judiciary and on the Supreme Court.

2017-07-14

The Government Plenipotentiary for Civil Society, appointed in 2016, was expected to draw up a National Programme for Civil Society Development Support, to provide a basis for further works, including institutional solutions. However, the Programme was not drawn up, and the government submitted a proposal of establishing a new institution, the National Freedom Institute.