Independence of judiciary in Poland and mass detentions in Kazakhstan – meetings at the CoE

Independence of judiciary in Poland and mass detentions in Kazakhstan – meetings at the CoE

06.07.2018

On the occasion of the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), a delegation of civil society activists from Poland and the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) held a series of bilateral meetings with PACE Members and Permanent Representations to the Organisation.

ODF at the CoE concerned with dismantling of independence of judiciary in Poland and mass detentions in Kazakhstan

ODF at the CoE concerned with dismantling of independence of judiciary in Poland and mass detentions in Kazakhstan

06.07.2018

On the occasion of the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), a delegation of civil society activists from Poland and the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) held a series of bilateral meetings with PACE Members and Permanent Representations to the Organisation.

Europe, do not give up on Poland!

Europe, do not give up on Poland!

06.06.2018

“Just as in 1980 there could not be freedom without solidarity, today there can not be freedom without the rule of law!” – former President Lech Wałęsa appeals to the European Commission regarding the reform of the Supreme Court in Poland, which will come into force on 3 July 2018.

“We all pay for the cretinism of a ‘good change'” – Wojciech Maziarski on the court’s decision in the matter of the ODF

“We all pay for the cretinism of a ‘good change'” – Wojciech Maziarski on the court’s decision in the matter of the ODF

24.05.2018

On May 24, Gazeta Wyborcza published a column entitled “Good change counted in ziobrys” on the application of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the court to dismiss the board of the Open Dialogue Foundation and the last similar case regarding the organization Citizens of the Republic of Poland.

ODF wins court dispute with Polish MFA once again

ODF wins court dispute with Polish MFA once again

09.05.2018

In the dispute with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since August 2017, the Open Dialogue Foundation once again defended its position: The Regional Court for the capital city of Warsaw decided to dismiss the Minister of Foreign Affairs’s complaint against the previous decision of the court.

Wieczna przyjaźń – вічна дружба. Come and take part in the Polish-Ukrainian Solidarity Day

Wieczna przyjaźń – вічна дружба. Come and take part in the Polish-Ukrainian Solidarity Day

30.04.2018

The celebration of the Polish-Ukrainian Solidarity Day will take place on on the Piłsudski Square in Warsaw on 20 May 2018, at 4:00 pm. The initiators of the event are Warsaw social activists, including Bartosz Kramek and Joanna Cuper from the Open Dialogue Foundation.

Statement of the members of the Civic Solidarity Platform: Polish authorities reduce the space for the activities of NGOs including human rights organizations in the country

Statement of the members of the Civic Solidarity Platform: Polish authorities reduce the space for the activities of NGOs including human rights organizations in the country

24.04.2018

Since the end of 2015, we have seen disturbing trends in the actions of the Polish government and the parliamentary majority formed by the populist-nationalist party, Law and Justice (PiS), which harm the activities of human rights defenders and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Poland.

A smear campaign against the Open Dialogue Foundation has reached the walls of the European Parliament (updated)

A smear campaign against the Open Dialogue Foundation has reached the walls of the European Parliament (updated)

16.02.2018

Under the guise of a discussion on ‘financial fraud’, an information attack was launched against the Open Dialogue Foundation in the European Parliament. The smear campaign against our organisation has become a revenge for our activities to protect human rights in the post-Soviet space… (read more)

The litigation between the Open Dialogue Foundation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues. Another summons to appear was received

The litigation between the Open Dialogue Foundation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues. Another summons to appear was received

01.02.2018

On 7 December 2017, the court dismissed the motion, personally signed by Witold Waszczykowski, for appointment of a compulsory administrator for the Open Dialogue Foundation. Still, his successor, Minister Jacek Czaputowicz is following in the footsteps of his predecessor.

Members of the PACE launch a motion for resolution on the preservation of civil liberties in Poland, Moldova and Ukraine

Members of the PACE launch a motion for resolution on the preservation of civil liberties in Poland, Moldova and Ukraine

30.01.2018

During the last PACE Winter session, on 26 January 2018, twenty-nine members signed a motion for resolution to call for the strengthening of efforts aimed at promoting and protecting the rule of law and the respect of civil liberties in Poland, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova.

Strasbourg: Members of PACE concerned about the rule of law, media freedom and independence of NGOs in Poland

Strasbourg: Members of PACE concerned about the rule of law, media freedom and independence of NGOs in Poland

30.01.2018

On the occasion of the winter session of the PACE, the Open Dialogue Foundation organised a 4-day mission to Strasbourg. The Polish delegation was headed by Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the ODF, Anna Prus from The Poland-wide Women’s Strike and Robert Hojda – creator of the Przystań “OKO”.

Petra De Sutter: The situation in Poland is unacceptable

Petra De Sutter: The situation in Poland is unacceptable

24.01.2018

In the Council of Europe headquarters, the Open Dialogue Foundation organized a debate devoted to the situation of the rule of law and civil society in Poland. The event was attended by Belgian parliamentarian Petra De Sutter who, after the debate, shared her thoughts and reflections on her website.

Unprecedented attacks on the Open Dialogue Foundation in Poland

Unprecedented attacks on the Open Dialogue Foundation in Poland

19.01.2018

In the light of the recent developments in Poland, one of the most urgent problems is the attack on civil society by governmental administration bodies. Non-governmental organisations, critical of the state authorities have been subjected to unprecedented pressure.

“Government against the rule of law, civil society and independent media in Poland” – Invitation to an event at PACE

“Government against the rule of law, civil society and independent media in Poland” – Invitation to an event at PACE

18.01.2018

ODF, in partnership with PACE Members P. De Sutter and F. Schwabe is pleased to invite you to attend the event “Government against the rule of law, civil society and independent media in Poland” on Tuesday, January 23, from 13.00 to 14.00, at the premises of the Council of Europe, Room 11 – Palais.

The right-wing media defend the hunter of Russian influence. What about the facts? [THE COMMENT]

The right-wing media defend the hunter of Russian influence. What about the facts? [THE COMMENT]

05.01.2018

The right-wing internet focused on the fate of the hunter of the Russian influence in Poland, a victim of ‘Putin’s trolls’. Among emotional posts, it is easy to lose track of facts. And those are not very convenient for the hunter.

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