Poland

COVID-19 crisis

Article originally published in Polish on Wyborcza.pl, 1 June 2020 - accessible here The citizens of Wrocław met on Monday ...
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The Polish movements Committee for the Defence of Democracy (Komitet Obrony Demokracji) and Polish Women's Strike (Ogólnopolski Strajk Kobiet) warn ...
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Extract from article originally published on Reporting Democracy, 21 April 2020 - accessible here Author: Claudia Ciobanu [...] In 2016 ...
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Article originally published on HRW website, 28 April 2020 - accessible here (Budapest) – Poland should demonstrate that it can ...
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Article originally published on IPPF, 14 April 2020 - accessible here Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, bills banning abortion care in ...
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Freedom of association

The European Civic Forum condemns the retaliation of the Polish government against the re-election of Karolina Dreszer-Smalec representing the National ...
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UPDATE - 9 September 2020: Polish ministers propose law making NGOs declare foreign funding and creating public register Extract from an ...
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(European Economic and Social Committee) Interim Report - November 2019 The Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law (FRRL) Group was ...
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(Polish Helsinki Committee) Since the beginning of 2016 the civil society sector has faced numerous challenges detrimental to its works that ...
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(kvinnatillkvinna) During this time, we have listened to members of the feminist grassroots movements to identify their priorities and provide ...
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Freedom of expression

This report documents the most important aspects in the breakdown of the system for the protection of human rights. The ...
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(Helsińska Fundacja Praw Człowieka) The HFHR has filed an amicus curiae brief before the Regional Court in Kraków in a ...
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(CIVICUS Monitor) In April 2018, parents of children with disabilities in Poland held protests demanding an increase in disability benefits provided by ...
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(Marta Lempart, leader of the Polish Women's Strike) All my dear friends from abroad, please read and share this open letter ...
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(Citizens Observatory) The new legislation on public transparency makes deep incursions into citizens' rights. Drafted by secret services, the bill ...
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(CIVICUS Monitor) In January, both houses of the Polish parliament approved a controversial bill - the National Remembrance Institute Act (also known as ...
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(ICIJ) ICIJ collaborates with journalists all around the world to break stories such as the Paradise Papers, Panama Papers, Evicted and Abandoned, Fatal Extraction and more. This ...
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(Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism) The parliamentary victory of the conservative Law and Justice party in October 2015 ...
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Freedom of assembly

Statement published by The European Civic Forum on 23, October 2020. Since 2016, the Polish Government tried to tighten the ...
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Article originally published in DW, 8 August 2020 – accessible here Dozens of protesters were arrested after trying to stop ...
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Article originally published in Polish on Wyborcza.pl, 1 June 2020 - accessible here The citizens of Wrocław met on Monday ...
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The Polish movements Committee for the Defence of Democracy (Komitet Obrony Demokracji) and Polish Women's Strike (Ogólnopolski Strajk Kobiet) warn ...
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Extract from article originally published on Reporting Democracy, 21 April 2020 - accessible here Author: Claudia Ciobanu [...] In 2016 ...
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Institutional reactions

Press release published on the European Parliament website, 25 May 2020 - accessible here The attacks on the rule of ...
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(European Economic and Social Committee) Interim Report - November 2019 The Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law (FRRL) Group was ...
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(Helsińska Fundacja Praw Człowieka) The HFHR has filed an amicus curiae brief before the Regional Court in Kraków in a ...
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(European Commission) Today, the European Commission decided to send a Reasoned Opinion to Poland regarding the Polish law on the ...
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(European Parliament) MEPs back call for Poland to be declared at risk of breaching EU values MEPs’ concerns: separation of ...
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Other resources

By Polish Women's Strike The demand for legalization of abortion as well as anti-fascist and pro-climate slogans resounded on March ...
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By Obywatele RP In 2015 the Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość) Party came to power in Poland and gradually ...
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(Rule of Law - 19 November 2019) CALL FOR ACTION "Following the delivery of the judgment of the Court of ...
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In July 2019, we interviewed the Polish movement Krakow Smog Alert. According to Filip Pazderski, Istitute of Public Affairs, "In ...
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(European Environmental Bureau) Restrictions placed on civil society are dangerous for both our democracies and our environment. A new report by ...
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