Report: Hate crimes in Poland in 2020

Report: Hate crimes in Poland in 2020

10.08.2021

The fear of refugees helped the Law and Justice to win the parliamentary elections of 2015. At that time, the party used to expressly promote its anti-immigration philosophy, which was soon reflected by the growing ratio of assaults on the grounds of racism and xenophobia.

Report: How Hate Kills. Hate Crimes in Poland in 2019

Report: How Hate Kills. Hate Crimes in Poland in 2019

08.06.2020

The last five years have been a period of rapid changes on the political scene in Poland – in 2015, presidential and parliamentary elections were held, and the election campaigns often referred to the dangers of immigration, aroused fears of refugees or Islamists, and appealed to anti-Semitic and anti-Ukrainian sentiments. At the same time, Europe faced the challenge of receiving and integrating large groups of immigrants and refugees from Africa and the Middle East. Although this process was not visible in Poland, it became a subject of lively public debate, accompanied by real government action in this field.

ODF at an OSCE workshop in Prague: how to fight hate speech

ODF at an OSCE workshop in Prague: how to fight hate speech

25.11.2019

On 22 November 2019, Foundation representatives took part in the workshop ‘Addressing Intolerant Discourse, Hate Speech and Hate Crimes in the Visegrád Group’ in Prague. The aim of the meeting was to exchange experiences and views regarding combating hate speech in the countries of the Visegrád Group.

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

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

30.09.2019

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

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

20.09.2019

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

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.

Hate crimes in Poland in 2018: selected cases

Hate crimes in Poland in 2018: selected cases

04.07.2019

According to the analysis of the Ministry of Justice, in the first half of 2018, 890 cases of hate crimes were reported to Polish law enforcement agencies. Unfortunately, not all criminal acts motivated by racial, xenophobic, homophobic hatred, etc., are reported to law enforcement authorities.

The ODF statement of 14 August 2017 concerning the safety of its workers and donors

The ODF statement of 14 August 2017 concerning the safety of its workers and donors

14.08.2017

The ODF statement of 14 August 2017 concerning the safety of its workers and donors

Lyudmyla Kozlovska for Newsweek: Silence would be a hypocrisy

Lyudmyla Kozlovska for Newsweek: Silence would be a hypocrisy

14.08.2017

An extensive interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska was released on 11 August this year. In this interview, the ODF President explained the rationale behind the Foundation’s statement on the current situation in Poland

Statement of the Open Dialog Foundation of 23 July 2017

Statement of the Open Dialog Foundation of 23 July 2017

23.07.2017

In the published article, B.Kramek expressly emphasised the need to maintain the PEACEFUL nature of the protest actions. We agree that the presented postulates may be perceived as far-reaching and controversial, but the basic premise is articulated directly: LET’S ACT VERY DECISIVELY, BUT WITH NO…