The Council of Europe supports Lyudmyla Kozlovska. “I finally have a chance to protect myself from persecution.”

The Council of Europe supports Lyudmyla Kozlovska. “I finally have a chance to protect myself from persecution.”

20.10.2022

Thanks to the latest resolution of the Council of Europe, the Open Dialogue Foundation’s Lyudmyla Kozlovska hopes that she will be able to effectively appeal the ban on entering Poland and learn the reasons for her expulsion by the Polish authorities. “The Council of Europe stands up for foreigners prosecuted for political reasons,” said Kozlovska […]

Hearing victims of the politicised Polish prosecution service at the Council of Europe

Hearing victims of the politicised Polish prosecution service at the Council of Europe

14.10.2022

During the October 2022 plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe ODF had the honour to organise a public hearing under the title “Erosion of the rule of law in Poland: Political abuses of the prosecution office”. The event, held on 13 October in the Council’s Strasbourg headquarters, was hosted by […]

Advocating for the rule of law in Poland and against religious fundamentalists at OSCE/ODIHR forum

Advocating for the rule of law in Poland and against religious fundamentalists at OSCE/ODIHR forum

09.10.2022

In the weeks of 26 September – 7 October the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and its Warsaw-based Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) held its 2022 Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, serving as a summit, or plenary session, of the OSCE’s human rights institution. The conference was attended by OSCE […]

Wąsik lost a court case against the Open Dialogue Foundation. He alleged that the Foundation had ties with Russia

Wąsik lost a court case against the Open Dialogue Foundation. He alleged that the Foundation had ties with Russia

05.08.2022

Maciej Wąsik has been ordered to publish an apology to the Open Dialogue Foundation. A court of law has so decided. The deputy head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration suggested that the Foundation of had ties with Russia and engaged into money laundering practices.

Maciej Wąsik must apologize. He lost a lawsuit brought to him by the Open Dialogue Foundation

Maciej Wąsik must apologize. He lost a lawsuit brought to him by the Open Dialogue Foundation

02.08.2022

The Deputy Minister of the Interior lost the defamation case in court. What does a hearing look like, during which a representative of the government can’t count on the judge’s favour? We play it from the minutes and recordings.

The Minister’s Lost Court Case

The Minister’s Lost Court Case

02.08.2022

Minister Zbigniew Ziobro’s statement prompted a fierce Twitter exchange between the former prime minister Marek Belka and Maciej Wąsik, the deputy head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration. The Law and Justice politician called Belka a “full-fledged Bolshevik” and Marek Belka, in turn, reminded him that he had lost a case in court.

Court: Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

Court: Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

01.08.2022

Maciej Wąsik, deputy head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration and deputy coordinator of secret services, lost the trial for violation of personal rights. He accused the Open Dialogue Foundation of connections with Russia, hybrid activities and money laundering, and accused the head of the Foundation Bartosz Kramek of calling for bloodshed.

Maciej Wąsik must apologize. He lost a lawsuit brought to him by the Open Dialogue Foundation

Maciej Wąsik must apologize. He lost a lawsuit brought to him by the Open Dialogue Foundation

01.08.2022

The Deputy Minister of the Interior lost the defamation case in court. What does a hearing look like, during which a representative of the government can’t count on the judge’s favour? We play it from the minutes and recordings.

Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

29.07.2022

A verdict was issued on the case brought by Bartosz Kramek, Lyudmyla Kozlovska and the Open Dialogue Foundation founded by them against Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration Maciej Wąsik.

Polish Public Prosecutor’s Office: Selected Cases of Malicious Prosecution and Dereliction of Duties

Polish Public Prosecutor’s Office: Selected Cases of Malicious Prosecution and Dereliction of Duties

16.02.2022

Since the Law and Justice (PiS)-led United Right coalition took power in 2015, we have witnessed an unprecedented level of politicisation of the public prosecution service, which has been transformed into a tool serving political and personal interests of the ruling camp and its members. This resulted in a growing number of politically motivated cases of investigations carried out primarily against those regarded as opponents of the government.

The case of entrepreneur Piotr Osiecki and Altus TFI

The case of entrepreneur Piotr Osiecki and Altus TFI

16.02.2022

The below case is an extended version of a case presented in our upcoming report entitled “Polish Public Prosecutor’s Office: Selected Cases of Malicious Prosecution and Dereliction of Duties since 2015”, published with the cooperation of the Themis Judges’ Association, the Racist and Xenophobic Behaviour Monitoring Centre (OMZRiK) and ObyPomoc – Obywatele RP. The GetBack […]

Discussing the rule of law in Poland with OSCE PA rights leaders

Discussing the rule of law in Poland with OSCE PA rights leaders

01.02.2022

On February 1st, in the Warsaw headquarters of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODHIR), the three leaders of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s (OSCE PA) human rights committee met with Polish civil society representatives at the forefront of defending the rule of law in the country. The purpose of the meeting was […]

Taking the Fight against Poland’s Government into the International Arena

Taking the Fight against Poland’s Government into the International Arena

14.12.2021

Read at: https://balkaninsight.com/2021/12/14/taking-the-fight-against-polands-government-into-the-international-arena/

Martin Mycielski for EUobserver: Have the Polish people finally had enough?

Martin Mycielski for EUobserver: Have the Polish people finally had enough?

23.11.2021

After years of mostly ineffective protests against the dismantling of the independent judiciary, human-rights standards, relationship with the EU and, finally, against the ongoing deaths of migrants at the Belarus border, you’d be excused for thinking Poles must have lost hope. [Opinion] Human-rights watchdog are collecting cases of unjust imprisonment and deprivation of liberty which […]

A new WSA “judgment” in Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s case. We have filed a cassation appeal

A new WSA “judgment” in Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s case. We have filed a cassation appeal

06.11.2021

In the past few weeks, we have filed a cassation appeal with the Supreme Administrative Court (NSA). We have appealed against the latest “judgment” which was issued by the Provincial Administrative Court (WSA) in Warsaw in July 2021 (which was served with us in September). Contrary to the three previous decisions, the “court” agreed, for the […]