Russia put a Polish foundation as undesirable. Decision by Ministry of Justice

Russia put a Polish foundation as undesirable. Decision by Ministry of Justice

26.03.2024

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has declared the Open Dialogue Foundation, which operates in Poland, undesirable. The independent Mediazona portal wrote that the decision was made on 14 February, but it is only now that the Russian Ministry of Justice has entered the organisation in a special register. The portal’s journalists did not state what […]

Martin Mycielski and Bartosz Kramek win against Joanna Lichocka. Court discontinues SLAPP proceedings

Martin Mycielski and Bartosz Kramek win against Joanna Lichocka. Court discontinues SLAPP proceedings

08.02.2024

Another failed attempt by a Law and Justice (PiS) activist to intimidate citizens. On 21 November 2023, the Warszawa-Śródmieście District Court discontinued the lawsuit that Law and Justice (PiS) MP Joanna Lichocka brought against our Foundation colleagues Bartosz Kramek and Martin Mycielski for billboards showing her extending a middle finger. In its reasoning, the court […]

Tusk’s difficult in-tray on Poland’s judicial independence

Tusk’s difficult in-tray on Poland’s judicial independence

06.12.2023

Source: euobserver.com Read also: Martin Mycielski for EUobserver: Have the Polish people finally had enough? (November 23, 2021) Europa United Eurochat podcast – Polish Presidential election special with Martin Mycielski (June 23, 2020) Could Polish president Duda’s anti-LGBT rhetoric spell trouble for PiS? (June 19, 2020) Poland’s sham presidential election in a pandemic (March 27, […]

MP Lichocka’s famous gesture. Court discontinues proceedings

MP Lichocka’s famous gesture. Court discontinues proceedings

22.11.2023

The Warsaw-Śródmieście District Court discontinued criminal proceedings against the authors of a billboard campaign that used the image of Law and Justice MP Joanna Lichocka. The high-profile case concerns a billboard campaign in Poland featuring a photo of Joanna Lichocka allegedly showing her middle finger in the Sejm during a vote on the allocation of […]

Lichocka loses billboard gesture case

Lichocka loses billboard gesture case

22.11.2023

The Law and Justice (PiS) MP Joanna Lichocka demanded punishment for the initiators of a poster campaign with a photo of her showing the opposition in the Sejm her middle finger. The court has just dropped the case. It ruled that there was no defamation of the MP. It was “acceptable criticism”. Martin Mycielski, Vice-President […]

Open Dialogue Foundation at the 2023 OSCE WHDC

Open Dialogue Foundation at the 2023 OSCE WHDC

12.10.2023

Like every year, ODF took an active part in the OSCE’s Warsaw Human Dimension Conference. Unlike in 2022 we didn’t just focus the assembly’s attention on rule of law challenges in Poland, but also presented our findings on financial exclusion stemming from the abuse of AML/CFT laws by authoritarian states. The Warsaw Human Dimension Conference […]

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