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Legally incapacitated persons must be allowed to vote in EP elections, says HFHR

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has petitioned the Senate to amend the Electoral Code and to allow incapacitated persons to participate in the European Parliament elections. The disenfranchisement of incapacitated persons is contrary to international law and human rights standards. No right to vote without full legal capacity Currently, legally incapacitated persons in Poland […]

Chechen refugees unlawfully refused entry at the Terespol border crossing, rules the ECtHR

Chechen asylum seekers, who had repeatedly been refused an opportunity to file an application for international protection by the Border Guard, have successfully challenged Poland before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. On 23 July 2020, the ECtHR delivered the judgment in the case M.K. and Others vs. Poland (applications nos. 40503/17, 42902/17 […]

Warsaw’s Court of Appeal dismisses Culture Ministry’s appeal in the case of Malta Festival Poznań, upholding the award of PLN 300,000 to the Malta Foundation

The case of the Ministry’s unpaid subsidy to the Malta Festival has been pending since 2017 when Oliver Frljić was one of the Festival’s curators. The Malta Foundation filed the lawsuit in 2018 represented by attorneys of Hogan Lovells, who agreed to take on the case pro bono following a request from the Helsinki Foundation […]


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