Newsletter Commissioner for Human Rights in Poland 27 September - 3 October 2017
Newsletter 27 September - 3 October 2017
The case of Agnieszka Pysz who died in a pre-trial detention centre in Warsaw
For the CHR, the death of AgnieszkaPysz is among the main cases examined this year, said Commissioner for Human Rights Adam Bodnar at a press conference held after the case had been described by the web portal onet.pl. In June 2017, the woman died in the pre-trial detention centre in the Grochów district of Warsaw. She was 38. In her case, there were many omissions on the side of the Prison Service and its supervising authorities (the minister responsible for supervision over the Prison Service is Deputy Minister of Justice Patryk Jaki). The Commissioner has started the explanatory proceeding [more].
Adam Bodnar attended the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Supreme Court. The Court’s history is a history of building our state, institutional stability, laws and regulations, authority and people’s characters [more].
The CHR on the standards of hearings before the so-called Verification Commission
The CHR Office receives complaints from persons called to appear, in various roles, before the so-called Verification Commission on Property Restitution in Warsaw. The main reason for the complaints is the failure to follow the standards of interrogation. The Commissioner has written to Deputy Minister of Justice Patryk Jaki who is the chairman of the Commission [more].
THE COMMISSIONER ON CITIZENS’ ISSUES
On the International Day of the Deaf, the CHR wrote to the Minister of Education about the situation of children of deaf parents [more]. On that day, the Commissioner also took part in the opening ceremony of a multifunctional sports hall for young people from the Deaf Education and Training Centre in Wejherowo [more].
Polish-German cooperation in family court proceedings, in particular those with the participation of Jugendamt. The Ministry of Justice responds to the CHR’s intervention [more].
The Commissioner writes to the Minister of Health on the pharmacists’ conscientious objection [more].
A 96-year-old man no longer has to pay for using a level crossing located on his only way home: the effective intervention of the Commissioner [more].
The case of a citizen’s erroneous detention by the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau
CBA officers from Wrocław detained a person whom they considered suspected of irregularities regarding the construction of a national-class road. However, the detained man had nothing to do with the construction but only had a similar name to the actual suspect. After the media publications, the CHR requested the head of the CBA to explain the situation [more].