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Poland has not yet enforced ECtHR judgment on nursing home placements

In 2012, the European Court of Human Rights delivered the judgment in the case of Kędzior v. Poland. The matter concerned the involuntary placement of an incapacitated person at a nursing home. The ECtHR ruled that this was a violation of the Convention. Despite the passage of three years, the judgement has not yet been […]

[9-07-2015]

Senate to work on HFHR petition

The Human Rights, Rule of Law and Petitions Committee of the Senate has examined a petition submitted by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. The Committee has decided to continue working on the proposals presented in the petition, which addresses the practice of using temporary accommodation.

[8-07-2015]

HFHR on tragic death of Dominik from Bieżuń

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has sent a letter to the Regional Prosecutor in Płock, addressing the tragic death of Dominik, a teenager from Bieżuń. According to media reports, the scornful and degrading peers’ response to Dominik’s appearance, and in particular his outfits and hair style, was a factor that contributed to the boy’s […]

[7-07-2015]

ECtHR: Poland yet to solve problem of excessively lengthy proceedings

The European Court of Human Rights has entered a pilot judgment in the joined cases of Rutkowski and Others v. Poland. The Court has decided that the excessive length of the proceedings and the application of respective complaint procedure, which fail short of Convention standards, are a systemic problem in Poland. The cases resolved by […]

[7-07-2015]

Audit authority’s reports on outsourcing practices of public broadcaster

The Supreme Audit Office has published a report on external production practices at Telewizja Polska S.A. (TVP), Polish public TV broadcaster. The audit covered also TVP’s restructuring plan, based on the so-called workforce outsourcing.

[3-07-2015]
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