Chechen asylum seekers, who had repeatedly been refused an opportunity to file applications for international protection by the Polish Border Guard, have successfully challenged Poland at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Duda’s campaign focused on emphasising “traditional family values,” and on attacking the LGBTI community.
In an opinion presented to the Senate, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has noted that the special electoral law passed by the Lower House (the Sejm) contains measures which undermine the equality of elections and legal certainty.
Poland’s government has postponed the election for at least a month. But its plan for an all-postal ballot would still mean voters returning ballots in person, risking public health.
We have a right to choose our leaders through fair elections.
The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is desperate to have its presidential candidate re-elected. They've weighted the game in their favour and now want to force Poles to vote in the middle of a pandemic. But the EU could step in and offer voters hope.
Campaign warns voters: "Elections can kill."
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Polish court appointments must be done in line with EU rules and a group of NGOs has signed a report reinforcing this.
The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights's report, entitled "Freedom of Assembly in the Practice of Polish Courts", presents an analysis of the monitoring of court proceedings brought against citizens participating in public assemblies.
Between 2015 and 2019, Poland recorded its most significant regression in the field of human rights protection since 1989, claim experts from the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in their latest report.