Newsletter Commissioner for Human Rights in Poland 26-31 October 2017
Newsletter 26 -31 October 2017
- The Polish system of justice is under threat, finds UN expert
- The independence of Poland’s judicial system and other crucial democratic standards like the tripartite division of powers are under threat, stated UN Special Rapporteur Diego García-Sayán after his official mission to Poland that took place from 23 to 27 October 2017. The Special Rapporteur will present a comprehensive report of his findings and recommendations to the Human Rights Council in Geneva in June 2018. [more]. During his visit to Poland, the UN representative met, inter alia, with Commissioner for Human Rights Adam Bodnar [more].
The CHR’s meetings in Suwałki
The Commissioner visited Suwałki for the second time already. The meeting concerned e.g. problems experienced by persons with disabilities and their carers, the work of wind turbines, the rights of young mothers and the situation of persons suffering of Alzheimer’s disease [more]. On the occasion of his visit to Suwałki, the Commissioner also met with students of the Technical Schools Complex [more] and with grade-three pupils from the city’s Primary School no. 7 [more].
THE COMMISSIONER ON CITIZENS’ ISSUES
The CHR appeals to the Minister of Health for introducing maximum working time limits for medical personnel [more].
In connection with media reports, the Commissioner is looking into the issue of mobbing and sexual harassment in the Military Police [more].
There is no requirement to arrive in person to meet with a bailiff, having received a request from him/her. The Minister of Justice agrees with the Commissioner [more].
The CHR: there are no systemic solutions in the field of community support for parents with disabilities who meet serious obstacles in performing their parental duties [more].
The Commissioner has submitted an intervention to the Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy with regard to measures for the protection of the rights of senior persons [more].
May a person who is 75 or older receive a care allowance together with a care benefit? [more].
The problem of tax on property gifted to foster children: amendment to the Act on Tax on Inheritance and Gifts is required [more].
The World Psoriasis Day
In Poland, several hundred thousand people suffer of psoriasis. On 29 October, on the occasion of the World Psoriasis Day the CHR stressed that stigmatization of this group of citizens should be prevented [more].]. The Commissioner also forwarded to the Minister of Health the opinions of organizations supporting patients affected by psoriasis [more].