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HFHR intervenes in child and adolescent psychiatry cases

♦ The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has sent a letter to the Minister of Health in which it expresses concerns regarding recent media reports on the problem of inadequate psychiatric care provided to minors.  ♦ The Foundation also intervened in cases of three incidents that took place at the Professor Tadeusz Bilikiewicz Provincial Psychiatric […]

JUSTICIA European Rights Network Pre-trial statement on amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure

The full text of the statement below: Dear Mr President, On 19 July 2019 the Polish Parliament adopted an amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure (CCP). According to the authors of the amendment, its adoption was justified by a need to accelerate criminal proceedings and guarantee that criminal cases will be processed within a […]

Elderly prison inmates: amicus curiae brief sent to ECtHR

The HFHR has submitted an amicus curiae brief to the European Court of Human Rights, addressing the case started by the application of an 80-year-old woman who was held in pre-trial detention for almost two years. The applicant complained that her detention, which had been carried out in a facility not adapted to the needs […]


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