Newsletter Commissioner for Human Rights in Poland 19-26 September 2017
Newsletter 19-26 September 2017
The CHR’s regional meetings in the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship
- Four intense days with my team in Szczecin, Stargard, Gryfice, Drawsko Pomorskie, Złocieniec, Czaplinek, Siemczyno and Gryfino. A number of interesting meetings and debates. But also the awareness that there are so many other interesting and important places to visit, to talk with local residents, activists and politicians. Places like Wałcz, Szczecinek, Pyrzyce or Kołobrzeg. Maybe next time? – this way Commissioner for Human Rights Adam Bodnar summarized the regional meetings that took place in the Zachodniopomirsie Voivodeship [more].
During his trip to Szczecin, the CHR took part in the 1st Multicultural Forum [more]. He saw the work of the HIV/AIDS Consultation and Diagnosis Center [more]. He also spoke during the debate on the Reform of the System of Justice, co-organized by the monthly magazine In Gremio [more]. Adam Bodnar met with students of the Bolesław Chrobry General Secondary School in Gryfice from which he graduated [more]. The Commissioner paid a visit to a damaged Jewish cemetery in Maszewo [more].
On 22 September at the Human Rights Council Zuzanna Rudzińska-Bluszcz, speaking on behalf of the Commissioner for Human Rights, presented the CHR’s position on the recommendations issued by the Council to Poland [more].
THE COMMISSIONER ON CITIZENS’ ISSUES
The CHR is examining the case of a suicide of a lower secondary school student [more].
Protection against homelessness for apartment owners, including those whose mortgage loans are denominated in Swiss francs - the Minister of Infrastructure and Construction has replied to the CHR’s inquiry [more].
Abolition of preferential treatment of bank claims: the progress of legislative works regarding the abolition of Article 485(3) of the Code of Civil Procedure. The provision makes it possible for banks to pursue claims in the system of payment orders issued by courts [more].
The case of Mrs Wioleta who has been refused a special health benefit by ZUS although she was trying to save her mother's life
- Please help me. My father turned my family’s life into a living hell. He killed my mother. When I was trying to defend her, he hit me and injured my spinal cord. Today he is in a pre-trial detention centre, in a hospital ward. And I have nothing - wrote twenty-year-old Wioleta to the CHR. The Commissioner requested the municipal social welfare center and ZUS to provide information on the case [more].