Public Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin chases Bartosz Kramek, husband of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation

Public Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin chases Bartosz Kramek, husband of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation

The Internal Security Agency acting upon request of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin arrested Bartosz Kramek, an activist and husband of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, who was expelled from Poland three years ago. What were the allegations? They were related to some invoices issued nine years ago. As Ms Kozlovska […]

Bartosz Kramek detained by the Internal Security Agency

Bartosz Kramek detained by the Internal Security Agency

This morning, officers of the Internal Security Agency detained Bartosz Kramek, a social activist and husband of Lyudmyla Kozlovska – the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, who was expelled from Poland in 2018. He is to face charges of false statements regarding the provision of consulting services in the amount of PLN 5.3 million. […]

Head of the Open Dialogue Foundation Board detained by the Internal Security Agency

Head of the Open Dialogue Foundation Board detained by the Internal Security Agency

The Internal Security Agency detained Bartosz Kramek on the order of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Lublin. “We regard this as another act of political persecution of the Foundation by institutions subordinated to the PiS party,” commented the Open Dialogue Foundation. The Foundation has announced that Bartosz Kramek was detained on June 23 by order […]

3:0 for ODF. Another victory in court for the Foundation against PiS.

3:0 for ODF. Another victory in court for the Foundation against PiS.

The Provincial Administrative Court (WSA) ordered the Head of the Office for Foreigners (UdsC) to produce a substantive assessment of the rationale behind the entry ban instated on Lyudmyla Kozlovska. Thus, the Law and Justice (PiS) government suffered its third defeat in court in its dispute with the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation before the […]

PACE resolution on the independence of judges and ODF – debunking

PACE resolution on the independence of judges and ODF – debunking

Following our support of the Resolution on the independence of judges, adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on January 26th, ODF became a target for representatives of the Polish PiS government, whose actions were harshly criticised in the Resolution. PiS MP Arkadiusz Mularczyk, supported by British Conservative Ian Liddell-Grainger, initiated a […]

Prosecutorial standards in Poland are closer to those in Belarus than in the EU. ODF’s hearing for MEPs with persecuted Polish prosecutors

Prosecutorial standards in Poland are closer to those in Belarus than in the EU. ODF’s hearing for MEPs with persecuted Polish prosecutors

On 4 March 2021 we organised an online hearing for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), European Parliament advisors and selected journalists under the title “Law and Justice’s Crackdown on Independent Prosecutors in Poland Intensifies”, featuring persecuted Polish independent prosecutors from the Lex Super Omnia association – Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Jacek Bilewicz and Ewa Wrzosek – […]

Polish & Moldovan judges must remain independent. A firm resolution adopted by PACE

Polish & Moldovan judges must remain independent. A firm resolution adopted by PACE

On 28 January 2021, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution on judges in Poland and the Republic of Moldova. The resolution, resulting from ODF’s advocacy efforts back in 2018, urges the countries’ authorities to uphold the rule of law and ensure judicial independence. Prior to passing the resolution the Assembly voted on a series of amendments. Three out of five of the amendments that ODF’s team has helped to draw up and advocated for, further detailing the Polish government’s rule of law breaches, were accepted by an overwhelming majority.

TVP complies with court order in ODF case

TVP complies with court order in ODF case

Another victory for the Open Dialogue Foundation – Telewizja Polska S.A. was forced to remove from its website some of the materials that violated our personal rights and to post statements about our lawsuit, which publication was ordered by the District Court in Warsaw. TVP has thereby complied with the court order giving us temporary relief […]

Polish citizens deprived of their “right to know”. Our intervention at OSCE

Polish citizens deprived of their “right to know”. Our intervention at OSCE

Since the Law and Justice party (PiS) came to power in 2015, the Polish authorities purposefully obstruct access to information – either by refusing to provide information, delays in responding or delivering incomplete information. This both unconstitutional and undemocratic practice is yet another example of Poland going rogue under the PiS leadership, stated our advocacy officer, Katarzyna Szczypska, at the Second Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM), and urged the OSCE bodies to take a firm stance and discipline the Polish authorities to comply with the organisation’s principles.

Europa United Eurochat podcast – Polish Presidential election special with Martin Mycielski

Europa United Eurochat podcast – Polish Presidential election special with Martin Mycielski

On Monday, June 22nd, less than a week before the first round of the Polish presidential election, our colleague Martin Mycielski was a guest on a special edition of the Europa United Eurochat podcast. The episode was entirely focused on the upcoming election, so after a few questions about ODF and our work Martin dove into the history of the office of the President and its former holders, to then give an overview of the current candidates, their views and chances.