HFHR speaks about draft law on extended forfeiture

The Ministry of Justice has prepared a draft law on the forfeiture of proceeds of crime. The proposed piece of legislation is designed to implement relevant provisions of EU law and make good on the government’s promise regarding the counteracting VAT fraud. According to the HFHR, the draft law goes beyond the requirements set in […]

Open letter on appointments of National Media Council members

The National Media Council, the body supervising the operations of public media outlets, has been created under the newly enacted National Media Council Act. The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the signatories of the Civic Pact for Public Media have urged for electing the Council members in a way that ensures the body’s independence […]

HFHR addresses situation at eastern border crossings

According to accounts provided to the Foundation by foreigners who seek international protection in Poland, it has been weeks since the Border Guard started to refuse entrance to many asylum seekers. The HFHR has sent an appeal to more than twenty international refugee rights organisations.


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