Godło RP

Newsletter Commissioner for Human Rights in Poland 31 March - 6 April 2018

MAIN MATTERS

Adam Bodnar has doubts as to whether the amendment of the Act on the Institute of National Remembrance will limit the use of untrue statements such as „Polish death camps”. The Commissioner’s position statement on the regulations challenged by the President has been submitted to the Constitutional Tribunal. (more)

Imposing penalties for unjustified refusal to provide service is consistent with the Constitution as it prevents discrimination. This is the CHR’s position forwarded to the Constitutional Tribunal in connection with one of the provisions of the Code of Misdemeanours, which has been challenged by the Prosecutor General. (more)

Every suspect should have the right to a lawyer from the very beginning of the criminal proceedings, in particular if he/she is a person with intellectual or mental disability, reiterated Adam Bodnar. (more)

THE COMMISSIONER ON CITIZENS’ ISSUES

The CHR has appealed to the Prime Minister to commence works on a separate system of retirement pensions for authors and artists. (more)

Cases such as that of Cambridge Analytica prove the risks not only to the privacy of Internet users but also to democratic processes, warns the Commissioner. (more)

LEGISLATION

The CHR claims that the Supreme Administrative Court should sustain the judgment under which the names of the authors of the new mathematics curriculum would be made public. (more)

THE CHRONICLE

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has asked Poland over 50 questions regarding those persons’ rights. Many of those questions are in line with the Commissioner’s comments. (more)