Struggle for impartiality

The political turmoil surrounding the judicial system is not just a matter for European debate on principles. How does the issue of judicial independence affect regular people? WBJ asked Poland’s Ombudsman, Adam Bodnar, how his job has changed in the current political climate, what problems regular ...

Locked content Poland under scrutiny at the UN

Poland came under scrutiny at the hearing at the United Nation’s Human Rights Council in Geneva, where countries reviewed its record on rights, the rule of law and democracy. A number of nations, including the US, and nine EU member states voiced their concerns on recent judiciary and media bills, a...

Locked content Council of Europe: Human rights in Poland under threat

“Recent changes to Poland’s legal and institutional framework threaten human rights and undermine the rule of law,” Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement accompanying a report which follows his February visit to Warsaw. The commiss...

Locked content Ombudsman to file complaint over invigilation bill

The Commissioner for Human Rights (RPO) Adam Bodnar has announced he will file a complaint in the Constitutional Tribunal regarding the new public surveillance law, which has already passed through parliament and is waiting to be signed by the President. On Thursday, the RPO declared that he is stil...

European court rules against Poland in CIA prisons case

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has announced a judgment regarding Poland’s violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The judgment concerns allegations that include the incarceration and torture of CIA prisoners on Polish territory.