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Tablica
2020-08-08

As the Cominissioner for Human Rights, it was with major distress and concern that I observed last night’s events (7th August 2020) against the persons protesting against remand detention of an activist from the “Stop bzdurom” collective.

Tablica z godłem państwowym i napisem "Rzecznik Praw Obywatelskich"
2020-07-29

As Commissioner for Human Rights who safeguards human and civil rights and who holds the role of an independent equality body I am truly concerned about the declarations of representatives of the Council of Ministers and about their actions regarding the withdrawal from the Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (so-called I

Waga jako symbol sądownictwa
2020-07-16

On Monday, 6 July 2020, a hearing at the Court of Justice in Luxembourg took place before the Grand Chamber concerning the process of appointment of judges of the Supreme Court (Case C-824/18 A.B. and others).

Zdjęcie przedstawia zamglony park
2020-06-18

In view of the subsequent statements that are made in the present election campaign and the related public debate, and that are targeted at LGBT persons (lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender persons), I call on everyone to refrain from such speech of exclusion and contempt. The border of freedom of speech, that must not be crossed, is the dignity of another human being.

Flaga Unii Europejskiej
2020-05-28

The Commissioner for Human Rights has asked the Prime Minister to clarify the inaccurate information in some of the statements made by the government regarding the actions taken by the European Union to combat the coronavirus epidemic and its consequences.

EU day of solidarity between generation
2020-04-28

Joint Statement on the Human Rights of Older Persons during pandemic.

Issued by Michael Windfuhr, the Vice-Chair of the German Institute of the Human Rights and Prof. Dr Adam Bodnar, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Poland

morski horyzont z niewidoczną granicą między wodą a powietrzem
2020-04-02
  • The Commissioner received a request to undertake the case of Mr Andrzej, a crew member of the Polish ship MS "Joseph Conrad". The ship was bombed during the attack of the American Air Force on the Haifong harbour in Vietnam in December 1972.
2020-02-18

When I meet with people from all over Poland, I can see no severe opposition against damaging the judiciary system. The area is a complex one, and judges are a kind of “elite” with which not many people identify. Moreover, why all this alarm? After all, nothing is really happening. These are the common opinions. My role is thus to explain that the truth is completely different.

2020-01-10

In connection with the passing by the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, on 20 December 2019, of the Act amending the Law on the System of Ordinary Courts, the Act on the Supreme Court and certain other acts, and the submission thereof to the Senate of the Republic of Poland, the Commissioner for Human Rights sent the Speaker of the Senate of Republic of Poland comments regarding the Act, requeste

3th National Congress of Human Rights
2019-12-23

I am concerned that the whole political and media discourse is currently swamped with personal attacks, “news of the day” coming from political parties, scandals, mutual allegations, everyday ping-pong between several political groups. Such ping-pong rarely leads to anything good as far as the shaping of our future is concerned.

Osoby siedzą w sali
2019-11-22

The workshop organized at the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights focused on the rights of older persons, namely on the right to lifelong learning and capacity building of social protection for older persons.

Osoba otrzymuje kwiaty
2019-11-05

Prof. András Sajó received the Honorary Medal “For Merit To Human Rights Protection” from the Commissioner for Human Rights, Adam Bodnar. 

Fala rozbijająca się o falochron
2019-10-11

Notice of the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights (CHR) on the opinion of CJEU Advocate General E. Tanchev regarding joined cases: C-558/18 (Miasto Łowicz) and C-563/18 (Prokuratura Okręgowa w Płocku)

Drzewo w bardzo ciemnej, brązowej mgle
2019-09-23

The Commissioner for Human Rights addressed the Chairman of the National Council of the Judiciary regarding anti-Semitic posts on the web.

 

Text of the letter:

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.

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

Błyskawica
2019-06-17

The National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture (NMPT) expresses its deep concern about the manner in which the police appr

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:

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.

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.