Six months without funds for legal aid for foreigners?

There is a high risk that in the first half of 2015 EU funds for legal aid for foreigners will not be available. Non-governmental organisations dealing with the protection of foreigners’ rights in Poland are sounding an alarm.


Strengthening of repression against non-governmental and political activists in Azerbaijan

Last week, Rasul Jafarov, a leading human rights defender in Azerbaijan, has been arrested by the Azerbaijani authorities. His arrest is related to the mounting repression from the Azerbaijani authorities against civic society activists and opposition parties.


New publication of HFHR: Virtual Media – Real Problems

A book entitled Virtual Media – Real Problems has come out. It is edited by two lawyers with the HFHR Observatory of the Freedom of Media in Poland, Dominika Bychawska Siniarska and Dorota Głowacka. The publication is a compilation of articles in which lawyers and journalists describe problems with the application of law in the [...]


Foreign families reunited or disunited?

Since 2003, immigration laws have been applicable that at the UE level govern the right of third country citizens to family reunification. Nevertheless, the procedure is riddled with a whole range of practical problems. Individual EU Member States differ in their interpretation and application of laws based on directives. Currently, the European Commission is carrying [...]


ECtHR judgments in Al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah v. Poland

The European Court of Human Rights has entered judgments in the cases brought by applications of Al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah, allegedly detained and tortured in a CIA secret prison in Poland. The judges unanimously ruled that a number of human rights violations had occurred in the cases of both applicants, pointing to abuses of the [...]

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