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A smear campaign against the Open Dialogue Foundation has reached the walls of the European Parliament (updated)

16 February 2018

Under the guise of a discussion on ‘financial fraud’, an information attack was launched against the Open Dialogue Foundation in the European Parliament. The smear campaign against our organisation has become a revenge for our activities to protect human rights in the post-Soviet space… (read more)

Strasbourg: Members of PACE concerned about the rule of law, media freedom and independence of NGOs in Poland

30 January 2018

On the occasion of the winter session of the PACE, the Open Dialogue Foundation organised a 4-day mission to Strasbourg. The Polish delegation was headed by Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the ODF, Anna Prus from The Poland-wide Women’s Strike and Robert Hojda – creator of the Przystań “OKO”.

Written contribution to the PACE report “The case for drafting a European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer”

17 January 2018

The work of a lawyer in the Eastern European member countries of the Council of Europe is fraught with many risks: murders and attempted assassinations, criminal prosecution, pressure on relatives, illegal searches, attempts to withhold an attorney’s license, and slanderous media campaigns.

Representatives of the Italian Parliament address INTERPOL’s authorities to continue implementation of arrest warrants system reform

31 December 2017

On December 22, Mr Erasmo Palazzotto, Vice-Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, signed an appeal addressed to the Secretary General of INTERPOL and to the Chairperson of the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files.

MEPs address Kazakhstani authorities on political prisoners and EU- Kazakhstan PCA

28 November 2017

On November 13, 2017, MEPs submitted two written questions to the EU VP/HR on the politically motivated prosecutions taking place in Kazakhstan. This comes after MEPs, on October 19, addressed letters to the Kazakhstani state authorities, demanding the release of several political prisoners

Response to the report “Activities and connections of the Open Dialogue Foundation” dated August 14, 2017

6 November 2017

Following its firm statement in defence of the independence of the judiciary, and thus, against violation of the Constitution and the rule of law in Poland, on 21 July 2017, ODF became the object of unprecedented attacks by the Polish governmental administration and broader right-wing circles.

EEAS issues the EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World in 2016

31 October 2017

The European Union has issued its Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World in 2016, with a country-by-country analysis and a summary of the current and future actions and priorities of the EU in protecting human rights.

Lyudmyla Kozlovska in Hromadske TV on the abuse of the Interpol mechanisms to fight with political opponents

25 October 2017

On 24 October 2017, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska spoke in Hromadske TV about how the international system for the exchange of information on criminals had become a repressive mechanism and how authoritarian states use the Interpol to their advantage.

“Members of PACE warn Interpol of persistent violations”

13 October 2017

On 11 October, 2017, Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) addressed the Secretary of Interpol, Mr Jürgen Stock, and the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files (CCF) in a bid to warn against abusive use of the international arrest warrant.

“Reform of the INTERPOL: don’t let it be stopped halfway” – a debate during OSCE/ODIHR HDIM 2017

21 September 2017

The Open Dialogue Foundation, in partnership with Destination Justice held a debate “Reform of the INTERPOL: don’t let it be stopped halfway” in Warsaw on 15 September 2017, at the premises of the National Stadium (PGE Narodowy) on the occasion of the OSCE HDIM2017.

“Reform of the INTERPOL: don’t let it be stopped halfway” – a OSCE/ODIHR HDIM 2017 side event

21 September 2017

The Open Dialogue Foundation, in partnership with Destination Justice held a debate “Reform of the INTERPOL: don’t let it be stopped halfway” in Warsaw on 15 September 2017, at the premises of the National Stadium (PGE Narodowy) on the occasion of the OSCE HDIM2017.

‘We are here to defend democracy’ – Lyudmyla Kozlovska and Bartosz Kramek in an interview for Gazeta Wyborcza

20 September 2017

On Wednesday, 13 September 2017, Gazeta Wyborcza published an interview, given by President of the Open Dialogue Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska and President of the Foundation Board Bartosz Kramek to Igor T. Miecik. The text, entitled ‘Open Dialog is defending itself’, is presented below.

Vocal Europe: “Monday talk with Lyudmyla Kozlovska on the misuse of INTERPOL by autocratic regimes”

11 September 2017

Fugitive alerts issued by Interpol, the international law enforcement clearinghouse, can make it hard for fugitives to slip across borders. But, the group’s ‘red notice’ database is frequently used by authoritarian governments to control and prosecute dissidents, human rights activists

Activities for Ukraine and not only. Selected initiatives and projects of the Open Dialogue Foundation 2016-17

5 September 2017

The most recent muddle in Poland, our role in it and widely-understood various consequences of our commitment – are clearly against us. Does it all mean that we are about to close? That we have stopped doing projects relating to Ukraine? Not at all!

Invitation to a seminar “Reform of the INTERPOL: Don’t let it be stopped halfway” – OSCE HDIM 2017

5 September 2017

Recent abuses of INTERPOL by non-democratic states, such as the Red Notice issued by Turkey to detain Mr Doğan Akhanlı in Spain and other relevant cases in Russia, Moldova, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, show why the reforms introduced by INTERPOL should be implemented decisively and without delay

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