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Newsletter Commissioner for Human Rights in Poland 9-15 May 2017

Newsletter  9 -15 May 2017


The CHR’s statement regarding the events during the demonstration in Warsaw’s Krakowskie Przedmieście street

Every act of violence, both verbal and physical one, should be publicly criticized, regardless of who the perpetrator and the attacked person are; regardless of who the demonstrators and counter-demonstrators are; regardless of those persons’ views. Every such act violates fundamental human rights and undermines our freedoms, said Adam Bodnar in his statement regarding the situation in which Adam Borowski, a former anti-communist opposition activist was hit during the Smolensk plane crash monthly anniversary [more].

The CHR’s speech on the occasion of the International Nurses and Midwives Day: a press conference at the CHR Office

Today is the time we have to raise alarm. If we do not start implementing reforms to improve the situation for nurses and midwives now, it may soon get too late, said Commissioner for Human Rights Adam Bodnar at the press conference on the occasion of the International Nurses and Midwives Day celebrated on 12 May. The Commissioner explained this was a good opportunity to emphasize the important role of nurses and midwives in the health care system, and to consider the problems faced by the entire nursing community [more].

7th Meeting of the Team on the Alimony System: discussion on methods to prevent "divorcing children" and on the Electronic Surveillance System as an alternative to imprisonment [more].

The Commissioner for Human Right’s statement regarding another attack on the office of the Campaign Against Homophobia [more].

From 15 to 17 May, the CHR’s regional meetings in the Pomorskie voivodeship are held. The CHR will visit Gdynia, Gdańsk and Malbork [meetings schedule and registration form].


How to better protect the interests of children in the case of foreign adoption: a joint statement by the Commissioner for Human Rights and the Ombudsman for Children [more].

Lubelskie voivodeship: The Commissioner points out the need to better protect information regarding women who have suffered a miscarriage [more].

The CHR’s intervention regarding the lack of access to the National Court Register’s search engine for blind persons [more].

VIII Regional Debate of the National Preventive Mechanism, held in Rzeszów [more].

The CHR asks the Minister of Justice what is happening about the draft amendment to the regulations on holding community interviews by court guardians [more].

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction’s answer regarding access for persons with special needs to the "Apartment +" investment programme [more].


The Commissioner again draws attention to unsolved problems with property restitution [more].

May a farmer who, after 30 April 2016, purchased agricultural land from a person who is not his close relative, give the land to his children without any problems? – the CHR joins the legal considerations of the Supreme Court [more].

The European Court of Human Rights: placing prisoners thousands of miles away from their families violated the principle of respect for their family lives [more].

The Supreme Administrative Court ‘s judgement of 3 April 2017 regarding administrative courts’ supervision over the activities of the liquidated Property Commission [more].

Commentary by Nils Muižnieks, European Commissioner for Human Rights, on the risks to public service broadcasters in Europe [more].


Funeral ceremony of professor Wiktor Osiatyński [more].

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) visits Poland [more].

Stanisław Trociuk participated in the General Meeting of Judges at the Supreme Administrative Court [more].

Deputy CHR took part in the General Assembly of the Association of Polish Districts [more].

Bydgoszcz: an additional information meeting on loans in Swiss francs [more].

The CHR attended the Fighting for Democracy conference [more].

Adam Bodnar met with Young Leaders [more].

Social Science Competition for lower secondary school students [more].

US scholarship holders at the CHR Office [more].



The second edition of the competition for secondary school students for the best multimedia interpretation of the Constitution has started; the submission deadline is 17 May [details]