Newsletter 17-22 January 2018
On 19 January 2018, 25 years have passed since the ratification of the European Convention on Human Rights by Poland. On this occasion, a press conference was held at the CHR Office, during which emphasis was placed on the fact that the Convention constitutes the Polish law because, according to the Constitution, it has priority over the national legislation. It should therefore be applied on the national level, already in the Polish courts, rather than at the stage of proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights [more].
An increasing number of elderly people transfer ownership titles to their apartments to different companies in return for old age pensions. However, this is not based on reversed mortgage. The owners sign contracts based on which the title to the apartment is immediately transferred to the company, in return for an old-age pension to be paid in the future. The Commissioner appeals to the Minister of Investment and Economic Development to resume the works, abandoned a few years ago, aimed at better protection of the rights of senior persons [more].
From now on, it is easier to share the content of the rpo.gov.pl website. When you click on a box over a given text, you can place a link to it on your social media page.
The website rpo.gov.pl also contains a calendar of the upcoming meetings with the Commissioner for Human Rights and of events held under his patronage.
Information about the Commissioner’s work on cases relating to citizens’ issues is available under the “What we do” tab. An interactive map indicates cases in which the Commissioner has intervened.