Newsletter Commissioner for Human Rights in Poland 26 - 30 November 2018


POLAND IN EUROPE. The Commissioner to the Constitutional Tribunal: the case of questions referred for a preliminary ruling should be discontinued. The observance of international law by Poland is one of the principles of the legal system and the system of state. (more)

WOMEN’S RIGHTS. Statement of the Commissioner for Human Rights on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of women's electoral rights in Poland: “We want equal rights for women and men, and equal treatment in all areas of life, not only in access to political rights. We consider this one of the main obligations of the state, arising directly from the Constitution.” (more)

PATOSTREAMING - what is done about it? Declaration of the participants of the CHR Round Table for combating pathological content on the Internet. (more)

THE RIGHT OF ASSISTANCE PROVISION BY THE CHR. On 28 November 2018 the Parliamentary Committee on Public Finance proposed a reduction of the CHR Office budget by PLN 7 million compared to the draft budget. (more)


How to get to the city? On transport exclusion in the regional meeting in Lubliniec. (more)

The price of freedom, rights of persons with disabilities, schools. The CHR’s regional meeting in Tarnowskie Góry. (more)

Smog and the law. The CHR’s regional meeting in Rybnik. The CHR plans to join the court proceeding initiated by the Rybnik residents. (more)

The rights of detainees and deaf people. Transport to schools for children. The CHR’s regional meeting in Jastrzębie Zdrój. (more)

Allowances for coal purchase, and flats of former coal companies. The CHR’s regional meeting in Piekary Śląskie. (more)


The Chancellery of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland is to make public the names of judges who supported candidates for membership of the National Council of the Judiciary, ruled the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw. The court upheld the citizen's complaint joined by the CHR. (more)

The Commissioner will inquire the prosecutor’s office and the Internal Security Agency about the charges concerning “propagation of Nazism”, raised against TVN’s camera operator. (more)

The head of the Lublin Voivodeship government maintained the opinion that homosexuality is a "perversion" and claimed the term is not offensive, according to the reply to a letter in which the CHR indicated that such statements are manifestations of "hate speech" based on sexual orientation. (more)