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20 lawsuits filed against Law and Justice. Interim measure against TVP

11 October 2019

On 10 October 2019, the Open Dialogue Foundation filed nearly twenty of lawsuits against politicians representing the Law and Justice party and their Public Relations representatives. All these claims were presented by the ODF yesterday at a press conference.

Attacks on judges and independent prosecutors in Poland. An ODF event at the OSCE forum

30 September 2019

Due to the intensification of attacks on judges and prosecutors belonging to the Association of Polish Independent Prosecutors, Lex Super Omnia, we held a discussion on their current situation on 26 September 2019.

Hate Speech as a Political Weapon Directed Against Independent Judges and Prosecutors in Poland: side event at OSCE HDIM 2019 in Warsaw

20 September 2019

Judges Waldemar Żurek, Piotr Gąciarek and Dariusz Mazur, as well as prosecutor Krzysztof Parchimowicz, will participate in the event hosted by the Open Dialogue Foundation on 26 September, 2019, as part of OSCE’s conference on human rights.

ODF organises two side-events at OSCE HDIM 2019

13 September 2019

During the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, ODF will be in Warsaw with a delegation of human rights defenders and activists. The first event will take place on Wednesday 18 at 8:15 in Meeting Room 1.

Application to exclude the Head of the Customs and Tax Office in Lodz

10 September 2019

On 29 August 2019, we filed a request to exclude the Head of the Customs and Tax Office in Lodz (Pol. Urząd Celno-Skarbowy w Łodzi) due to his violation of Article 121 §1 of the Act of 29 August 1997, Tax Ordinance (Journal of Laws of 2019, item 900, as amended).

Court: Secret services’ conclusions “unreasonable”, Lyudmyla Kozlovska should have stayed in Poland

5 September 2019

The Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw has reversed the decisions taken by the Mazovian Voivode and the Head of the Office for Foreigners, refusing to grant Lyudmyla Kozlovska a long-term permit to stay in Poland.

ODF and FIDU advocated for human rights at the 28th OSCE PA Annual Session

2 August 2019

On July 4th, in occasion of the 28th OSCE PA Annual Session, the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) and the Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU) organised a side-event on post-elections scenarios in Ukraine, Moldova and Kazakhstan at the premises of the European Convention Centre in Luxembourg. Th

Emmanuel Macron writes to Lech Wałęsa re. Lyudmyla Kozlovska

8 July 2019

Despite the news of Lyudmyla Kozlovska having received a residence permit from Belgium, French president Emmanuel Macron has decided to send words of support to former Polish president Lech Wałęsa and – indirectly – to Lyudmyla Kozlovska. The first president of post-communist Poland and Nobel Peace

ODF in Washington D.C. on post-election developments in Kazakhstan and the crisis of civil rights in Poland

3 July 2019

The ODF kicked off the summer season with a visit to Washington D.C. between the 12th and the 14th of June 2019. An ODF delegation joined Jared Genser (with his team) and Zhamilya Yerimbetova for a three-day mission in the capital.

Bartosz Kramek on the situation of Polish human rights activists during Civil Society Days 2019

1 July 2019

On June 12 and 13, in Brussels, the 2019 edition of the Civil Society Days event took place at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). This event represents the cooperation between the EESC and the members of the Liaison Group representing European civil society organisations and networks

Bartosz Kramek speaks about resilient democracies at the Civil Society Days 2019

1 July 2019

On June 12 and 13, in Brussels, the 2019 edition of the Civil Society Days event took place at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). This event represents the cooperation between the EESC and the members of the Liaison Group representing European civil society organisations and networks

Court finds entry ban on Lyudmyla Kozlovska unjustified

19 June 2019

Last Friday, our Foundation‘s office received information that during a meetingbehind closed doors held on 16 April 2019, the Warsaw Administrative Court overturned the decision of the Office for Foreigners on the inclusion of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, in SIS.

“Gazeta Polska” and Tomasz Sakiewicz lose in court to the Open Dialogue Foundation

25 April 2019

On 24 April 2019, Gazeta Polska and its executive editor Tomasz Sakiewicz lost the dispute in court with the Open Dialogue Foundation, for portraying Bartosz Kramek – the Head of the Foundation Board – as a Nazi invader in the summer of 2018.

The Open Dialogue Foundation files the notification to the prosecutor’s office on the suspicion of commiting a crime concerning the disclosure of tax secrecy

4 April 2019

Last week, the Open Dialogue Foundation filed the notification to the Warsaw District Prosecutor on the suspicion of commiting a crime concerning the disclosure of confidential tax data on the injury of the ODF and the Silk Road Bureau of Analysis and Information LLC partially funding the ODF.

The Lyudmyla Kozlovska Case timeline [updated]

20 March 2019

This is a non-exhaustive timeline of events preceding and following the expulsion of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, from the EU. This list will be updated as events unfold.

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