Letter in support of Global Magnitsky Enforcement

Letter in support of Global Magnitsky Enforcement

05.05.2020

The Open Dialogue Foundation continues to reiterate its support in advancing the implementation and enforcement of Global Magnitsky sanctions in Europe and overseas. Therefore, together with other 50 leading human rights organisations, ODF has signed a series of letters addressed to the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees in support of continued congressional funding for this powerful foreign policy tool.

Statement on the unacceptability of political pressure on the investigation into attacks on public activist Serhiy Sternenko

Statement on the unacceptability of political pressure on the investigation into attacks on public activist Serhiy Sternenko

27.03.2020

We, human rights organisations, call upon law enforcement authorities to investigate fairly the circumstances of attacks on Serhiy Sternenko. We would also ask politicians, officials and other parties not involved in the proceedings to refrain from interfering in the investigation.

COVID-19 in closed prisons in the occupied Crimea and Donbas which is under Russia effective control

COVID-19 in closed prisons in the occupied Crimea and Donbas which is under Russia effective control

24.03.2020

Statement on the COVID-19 in closed prisons in the occupied Crimea and Donbas which is under Russia’s effective control. An immediate response from international organizations is required.

Fundraising for the #PosiłekDlaLekarza has exceeded half a million PLN!

Fundraising for the #PosiłekDlaLekarza has exceeded half a million PLN!

23.03.2020

There has been great success for the action organised by the Open Dialogue Foundation and Niskie Składki (Low Contributions) and Spontaniczny Sztab Obywatelski (Spontaneous Civic Staff) associations with the support of Patryk Wachowiec from the FOR (Civil Development Forum) Foundation. In the face of the epidemic in Poland, we have raised PLN 500,763 for meals for the health care workers who are tirelessly fighting the spread of coronavirus and helping those infected.

An appeal to Morawecki for aid for refugees in Poland. Open Dialogue Foundation among the signatories

An appeal to Morawecki for aid for refugees in Poland. Open Dialogue Foundation among the signatories

05.03.2020

In its letter to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the Open Dialogue Foundation, along with other civil society organisations, appeals to the Polish authorities for aid for refugees and, thus, fulfil their international obligations.

ODF among signatories of the letter to the President of EC regarding the breach of the rule of law in Poland

ODF among signatories of the letter to the President of EC regarding the breach of the rule of law in Poland

17.12.2019

Non-governmental organisations (including the Open Dialogue Foundation) and academics specialising in issues related to the rule of law and the protection of human rights, sent an open letter to the President of the European Commission, in which they call for immediate steps to stop the rapidly growing legal chaos in Poland, including prompt submission in the European Court of Justice, of an application for interim measures in Case C-791/19 Commission v Poland, pending before the Court of Justice. The full content of the letter is presented below.

Open Dialogue Foundation at the OSCE HDIM 2019

Open Dialogue Foundation at the OSCE HDIM 2019

15.10.2019

Between Monday 16 and Friday 27 September 2019, representatives of the Open Dialogue Foundation Xheni Dani, Joanna Cuper and Maksym Sytnikov participated in the annual OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting held in Warsaw. Our representatives delivered several statements in which they raised is

ODF among signatories of letter to MEPs on civic space and civil dialogue

ODF among signatories of letter to MEPs on civic space and civil dialogue

25.09.2019

The Open Dialogue Foundation is proud to find itself among civic organisations from across Europe, urging EU leaders to put civic space and civil dialogue high on the EU agenda.

HDIM 2019: ODF and FIDU held an event on the influence of China’s repression techniques in the OSCE area

HDIM 2019: ODF and FIDU held an event on the influence of China’s repression techniques in the OSCE area

20.09.2019

On Wednesday 18 September, the Italian Federation for Human Rights and the Open Dialogue Foundation co-organised a side event entitled “Suppressing Civil Society in China: Role Model for OSCE Authoritarian Members?”

False accusations of the head of the delegation of Kazakhstan at OSCE HDIM 2019

False accusations of the head of the delegation of Kazakhstan at OSCE HDIM 2019

18.09.2019

In light of the statement by Mr Usen Suleimen on 16 September 2019 during Working Session 1, attempting to dismiss the serious human rights violations in Kazakhstan by defaming our foundation, we would like to briefly reply to Mr Suleimen’s deeply offensive accusations.

ODF organises two side-events at OSCE HDIM 2019

ODF organises two side-events at OSCE HDIM 2019

13.09.2019

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.

Ukraine President Zelensky urged to veto populist law on forced castration for ‘paedophiles’

Ukraine President Zelensky urged to veto populist law on forced castration for ‘paedophiles’

16.07.2019

Human rights groups have called on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to veto a disastrously ill-considered bill introducing chemical castration for sex offenders. They see the bill as a cheap populist move aimed at winning votes in the coming parliamentary elections.

Submission: UN Universal Periodic Review of Turkey

Submission: UN Universal Periodic Review of Turkey

16.07.2019

Arbitrary application of anti-terrorism laws and criminalization of using an i-message application (Bylock).

Human rights defenders appeal to president of Ukraine to veto bill 6449 approved by Verkhovna Rada, July 11

Human rights defenders appeal to president of Ukraine to veto bill 6449 approved by Verkhovna Rada, July 11

15.07.2019

Dear Mr. President, We are appealing to you with a request to use your veto power over bill 6449 on increasing the responsibility for sexual crimes against minors that was adopted on the last day of the work of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

ODF statement: Stop legitimising the fascistisation of public space

ODF statement: Stop legitimising the fascistisation of public space

05.07.2019

We fully sympathise with civic activist Tomasz Sikora, member of Citizens of Poland [Polish: Obywatele RP] movement, who, on 3 July 2019, was illegally sentenced to two months of community service by the District Court in Warsaw (5th Criminal Division).

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