POLAND: Ruled by law – Threats to the protection of human rights in 2015-2019


This report documents the most important aspects in the breakdown of the system for the protection of human rights. The report is not exhaustive and does not constitute any kind of chronicle on the rule of the Law and Justice party. The report focuses primarily on institutions and issues of key importance to human rights, in which we have seen the greatest rollback over the last four years – primarily the judiciary, the activities of independent institutions (the Commissioner for Human Rights, the media and social organisations), the protection of key freedoms and human rights, and Poland’s relations with the European Union. An urgent improvement of the situation in these areas is crucial for maintaining the entire democratic system in Poland.

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