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Ręce seniora na klawiaturze komputera
2021-03-26

Polish and Georgian National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) – the Commissioner for Human Rights of Poland and the Public Defender of Georgia invited Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and NHRIs form all over the World to support their joint statement on the protection of the rights of older persons for the upcoming 11th Session of the UN Open-Ended Working Group of Ageing (

Zdjęcie imadła, narzędzia do zaciskania
2021-03-18

The Commissioner for Human Rights (CHR) is of the opinion that the prosecutor office's motion to the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court for consent to detention of judge Igor Tuleya for the purpose of compulsory appearance is ungrounded, and that it has been filed with the Chamber in violation of the Polish Constitution and the European Union law.

zdjęcie samotnego drzewa w zimie
2021-03-09
  • The Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights of Ukraine expresses her solidarity with the Statement issued by the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) on the need to comply with international standards during the selection and appointment of new Heads of NHRIs and during any associated transitional period
2021-03-04

In response to the CHR’s request dated 26 January 2021, ODIHR provided Urgent Opinion on the Draft Act Amending the Code of Procedure in Petty Offence Cases of Poland.

Pik EKG
2021-01-21

The Commissioner for Human Rights addressed the Chairwoman of the Board of Commissioners Equality and Human Rights Commission regarding withdrawal of nutrition and hydration from Polish citizen (referred to as RS) who is currently hospitalised in the University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust in Great Britain. According to media coverage, RS was admitted to the hospital following a heart attack.

Transparent z napisem "Nie jesteśmy obojętni" pod tablicą na ścianie "Rzecznik Praw Obywatelskich"
2021-01-15

The Commissioner for Human Rights received a letter from the municipal ombudspersons in the Netherlands, who are concerned about the way the Polish government is handling the election procedure for a new ombudsman.

Figura przedstawiająca kobietę z wagą na tle nieba
2020-11-30

Commissioner for Human Rights Adam Bodnar took part in panel discussion “Is there a case for rekindled democracy assistance in Central and Eastern Europe?” organized on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of IDEA

Full text of the speech:

Cela więzienna
2020-11-26

National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture issued a report of the on the ad hoc visit to the rooms for detained persons or persons brought for sobering up within the units reporting to the Warsaw Police Headquarters

zdjęcie twarzy smutnej kobiety
2020-10-26

The issue of abortion concerns people who find themselves in most dramatic situations of life. For the last several decades, Poland’s law in this area has been restrictive, although considered to constitute a political and social compromise. In practice, in many places of the country the law was not complied with (e.g.

Wywracające się klocki domina i ręka, która je zatrzymuje
2020-10-19

The Commissioner for Human Rights received a letter from the International Ombudsman Institute.

Atrybuty sędziego
2020-10-14

On 9th September 2020, the 5-years term of the current Polish Ombudsman (Commissioner for Human Rights) Adam Bodnar, ended. The Parliament did not select a new person for this position yet. Thus, following the Article 3.6 of the Law on the Commissioner, Professor Bodnar stays in the office until the appointment of the new Commissioner for Human Rights.

Figura przedstawiająca kobietę z wagą na tle nieba
2020-10-14

The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe issued the following statement:

Waga jako symbol sądownictwa
2020-10-08

Adam Bodnar, the outgoing Human Rights Commissioner was one of the guests of the Verfassungsblog -  a journalistic and academic forum of debate on topical events and developments in constitutional law and politics in Germany, the emerging common European constitutional space and beyond. He took part in a discussion about disciplinary proceedings for judges.

Drzewo o zielonych poszarpanych liściach
2020-10-01

The Commissioner for Human Rights Adam Bodnar sent condolences on the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Ambassador of the Unites States Georgette Mosbacher.

2020-09-25

Following an invitation from the authorities of Poland, and in accordance with its mandate, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) deployed a Special Election Assessment Mission (SEAM) on 15 June.

Mężczyzna na mównicy, kilkoro posłów w ławach po lewej stronie
2020-08-31

Distinguished Marshal,

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Members of Parliament,

Logo krajowego mechanizmu prewencji
2020-08-11
  • The KMPT representatives talked to 33 out of 48 persons detained in connection  with the case of protests after the arrest of the activist of the "Stop Bzdurom" group.
  • The detainees pointed to inadequate police action and the chaos that prevailed in the police stations
Tablica
2020-08-08

As the Cominissioner for Human Rights, it was with major distress and concern that I observed last night’s events (7th August 2020) against the persons protesting against remand detention of an activist from the “Stop bzdurom” collective.

Tablica z godłem państwowym i napisem "Rzecznik Praw Obywatelskich"
2020-07-29

As Commissioner for Human Rights who safeguards human and civil rights and who holds the role of an independent equality body I am truly concerned about the declarations of representatives of the Council of Ministers and about their actions regarding the withdrawal from the Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (so-called I

Waga jako symbol sądownictwa
2020-07-16

On Monday, 6 July 2020, a hearing at the Court of Justice in Luxembourg took place before the Grand Chamber concerning the process of appointment of judges of the Supreme Court (Case C-824/18 A.B. and others).

Zdjęcie przedstawia zamglony park
2020-06-18

In view of the subsequent statements that are made in the present election campaign and the related public debate, and that are targeted at LGBT persons (lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender persons), I call on everyone to refrain from such speech of exclusion and contempt. The border of freedom of speech, that must not be crossed, is the dignity of another human being.

Flaga Unii Europejskiej
2020-05-28

The Commissioner for Human Rights has asked the Prime Minister to clarify the inaccurate information in some of the statements made by the government regarding the actions taken by the European Union to combat the coronavirus epidemic and its consequences.

EU day of solidarity between generation
2020-04-28

Joint Statement on the Human Rights of Older Persons during pandemic.

Issued by Michael Windfuhr, the Vice-Chair of the German Institute of the Human Rights and Prof. Dr Adam Bodnar, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Poland

morski horyzont z niewidoczną granicą między wodą a powietrzem
2020-04-02
  • The Commissioner received a request to undertake the case of Mr Andrzej, a crew member of the Polish ship MS "Joseph Conrad". The ship was bombed during the attack of the American Air Force on the Haifong harbour in Vietnam in December 1972.
2020-02-18

When I meet with people from all over Poland, I can see no severe opposition against damaging the judiciary system. The area is a complex one, and judges are a kind of “elite” with which not many people identify. Moreover, why all this alarm? After all, nothing is really happening. These are the common opinions. My role is thus to explain that the truth is completely different.

2020-01-10

In connection with the passing by the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, on 20 December 2019, of the Act amending the Law on the System of Ordinary Courts, the Act on the Supreme Court and certain other acts, and the submission thereof to the Senate of the Republic of Poland, the Commissioner for Human Rights sent the Speaker of the Senate of Republic of Poland comments regarding the Act, requeste

3th National Congress of Human Rights
2019-12-23

I am concerned that the whole political and media discourse is currently swamped with personal attacks, “news of the day” coming from political parties, scandals, mutual allegations, everyday ping-pong between several political groups. Such ping-pong rarely leads to anything good as far as the shaping of our future is concerned.

Osoby siedzą w sali
2019-11-22

The workshop organized at the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights focused on the rights of older persons, namely on the right to lifelong learning and capacity building of social protection for older persons. It was already the third joint workshop on the human rights of older persons co-organized by the Commissioner for Human Rights of Poland and German Institute for Human Rights.

Osoba otrzymuje kwiaty
2019-11-05

Prof. András Sajó received the Honorary Medal “For Merit To Human Rights Protection” from the Commissioner for Human Rights, Adam Bodnar.