Forbes: The Magnitsky Law Is Taking Over The European Union

Forbes: The Magnitsky Law Is Taking Over The European Union

11.12.2018

As a long-standing promoter and advocate of the Global Magnitsky Act, ODF warmly welcomes the news that, on December 10, 2018 the EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs voted unanimously in favour of an EU-wide sanctions regime, based on a proposal submitted by the Dutch government.

Open letter from non-governmental organizations in support of a targeted, global EU human rights sanctions regime

Open letter from non-governmental organizations in support of a targeted, global EU human rights sanctions regime

06.12.2018

The Open Dialogue Foundation is among the organisations who joined the appeal to support the adoption of a Global Magnitsky Act at the EU level.

The European Magnitsky Act as a way  to counter impunity for human rights violations in the world

The European Magnitsky Act as a way to counter impunity for human rights violations in the world

05.12.2018

Representatives of the governments of all 28 EU countries gathered in the Hague in order to discuss the Netherlands’ proposal to adopt, within the EU, of a joint legal mechanism that would allow the imposition of personal sanctions on persons involved in gross violations of human rights.

Open Democracy: In pre-election move, Moldova takes aim at civil society-opposition nexus

Open Democracy: In pre-election move, Moldova takes aim at civil society-opposition nexus

30.11.2018

As the European Union calls out state capture in Moldova, the authorities in Chișinău are rewriting the rules of the game for civil society and opposition politics.

Warning re. suspicious group impersonating an EU body or pro-EU civic organisation

Warning re. suspicious group impersonating an EU body or pro-EU civic organisation

26.10.2018

ODF has recently learned of a group or individual impersonating an EU body or pro-European civic group under the name “European Union Anti Corruption”, which seems to be running a paid, targeted smear campaign against the Foundation

Challenging the decision of the Head of the Office for Foreigners: Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s request for removal from the SIS has been re-submitted

Challenging the decision of the Head of the Office for Foreigners: Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s request for removal from the SIS has been re-submitted

19.10.2018

On 15 October 2018, attorney Izabela Banach, representative of the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, submitted another application to the Office for Foreigners in Kozlovska’s case.

Decision of the Mazovian Voivode. Lyudmyla Kozlovska without a long-term EU resident permit

Decision of the Mazovian Voivode. Lyudmyla Kozlovska without a long-term EU resident permit

18.10.2018

On 1 March, 2018, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation applied to the Mazovian Voivode for a long-term EU resident permit on the territory of Poland. In the light of recent events, the decision she received after seven months, on 15 October 2018, is not surprising.

#SaveCouncilOfEurope campaign success. Sanctions on Russia to be maintained

#SaveCouncilOfEurope campaign success. Sanctions on Russia to be maintained

17.10.2018

The sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will not be lifted. On October 9, a draft resolution that aimed to create conditions conducive to Russia’s return to this institution was rejected.

EUobserver: Poland abusing Schengen for political reasons

EUobserver: Poland abusing Schengen for political reasons

10.10.2018

The case of activist Lyudymyla Kozlovska, president of the Polish-based human rights NGO Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), who was expelled from the EU by the Polish government, is becoming increasingly curious.

President of ODF delivers speech at the EP on Poland’s entry ban

President of ODF delivers speech at the EP on Poland’s entry ban

26.09.2018

On Wednesday 26 September 2018, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, was invited to the European Parliament, in Brussels, by Guy Verhofstadt, President of the ALDE Group, to deliver her speech on the rule of law and the situation of the civil society in Poland.

President of the Open Dialogue Foundation is in the EU again. In the Bundestag, she spoke about Poland

President of the Open Dialogue Foundation is in the EU again. In the Bundestag, she spoke about Poland

13.09.2018

Less than a month after Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s expulsion by the Law and Justice government in retaliation for her husband’s (Bartosz Kramek) opposition activity, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation returned to the territory of the European Union.

In the Bundestag, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation spoke about Poland

In the Bundestag, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation spoke about Poland

13.09.2018

Less than a month after Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s expulsion by the Law and Justice government in retaliation for her husband’s (Bartosz Kramek) opposition activity, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation returned to the territory of the European Union. German parliamentarians invited her to a hearing.

Will San Escobar be part of the Three Seas Initiative?

Will San Escobar be part of the Three Seas Initiative?

10.09.2018

Today’s words by W. Waszczykowski about Ukraine are significant: “We also immediately stipulated that the Three Seas Initiative applies only to EU countries. Despite Petro Poroshenko’s requests and begging, Ukraine was not invited – even as an observer.

Freedom Square: The case of Lyudmyla Kozlovska is a test of our solidarity

Freedom Square: The case of Lyudmyla Kozlovska is a test of our solidarity

04.09.2018

“Many people and organisations from the ‘pro-democratic side of the barricade’ have had dilemmas, or have openly opposed Lyudmyla’s support (…). But it is these very ‘controversies’ around Lyudmyla Kozlovska herself and the ODF that give us a better chance for our test. The solidarity test”.

Request for removal of Lyudmyla Kozlovska from SIS submitted to the Office for Foreigners

Request for removal of Lyudmyla Kozlovska from SIS submitted to the Office for Foreigners

04.09.2018

On August 31, the authorised representative of the Open Dialogue Foundation, attorney Izabela Banach submitted to the Office for Foreigners a request to remove the personal data of Lyudmyla Kozlovska contained in the Schengen Information System I and II.

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