Refugee rights still threatened in Poland

Foreigners who apply for the refugee status encounter multiple obstacles on every stage of the proceedings as well as afterwards, according to the HFHR report “Seeking asylum. Selected problems concerning the exercise of rights of the foreigners who applied for the refugee status or were granted international protection in the years 2012-2014. The observations of […]


Council of Europe Convention on domestic violence held constitutional in Poland

“The Istanbul Convention conforms to the Polish Constitution and its ratification is reasonable for the purposes of the effective prevention and combating violence against woman and domestic violence”, reads an opinion of the HFHR on the admissibility of the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic […]


Independent Azerbaijani journalist arrested

Khadija Ismayilova, an independent investigative journalist, was arrested today in Azerbaijan. Ms Ismayilova worked for a number of news outlets, including the independent channel Maydan TV and Radio Free Europe (Radio Azadliq). In 2008-2010 she was the editor-in-chief of the latter news organisation. In her reporting she covered cases of corruption and abuse of power […]


14th International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film is under way

The 14th International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film kicked off on Saturday 5 December. For 14 years this major worldwide human rights film festival has been committed to promoting ambitious, social documentaries among Polish viewers.


Lawsuit of former head of Teatr Ósmego Dnia

Ewa Wójciak, who in July this year was dismissed from the post of the head of Teatr Ósmego Dnia in Poznań, has filed a suit against her former employer. The plaintiff seeks PLN 30,000 in damages for the infringement of the principle of equal treatment in employment.

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