Gazeta Prawna: Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to appeal against court decision on ODF

Gazeta Prawna: Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to appeal against court decision on ODF

21.12.2017

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received the court’s decision dismissing the motion to suspend the management board and appoint a compulsory administrator for the Open Dialogue Foundation; the Ministry is planning to file a complaint in the matter” Gazeta Prawna writes.

The court refused the MFA to suspend the Management Board of the Open Dialogue Foundation

The court refused the MFA to suspend the Management Board of the Open Dialogue Foundation

19.12.2017

The Management Board of the Open Dialogue Foundation will not be suspended – on 7 December, the District Court in Warsaw dismissed the motion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to put the Foundation under administrative receivership and to suspend its current Management Board.

The ODF addresses the EP and PACE on human and civil rights in Kazakhstan, Moldova and Poland

The ODF addresses the EP and PACE on human and civil rights in Kazakhstan, Moldova and Poland

19.10.2017

Between September and October, a delegation from the Open Dialogue Foundation visited the European Parliament and PACE to address the human rights situation and the issue of political prisoners in Moldova and Kazakhstan, as well as the recent violations of civil liberties in Poland.

ODF addresses the EP and PACE on human and civil rights in Kazakhstan, Moldova and Poland

ODF addresses the EP and PACE on human and civil rights in Kazakhstan, Moldova and Poland

19.10.2017

Between September and October, a delegation from the Open Dialogue Foundation visited the European Parliament and the PACE to address the human rights situation and the issue of political prisoners in Moldova and Kazakhstan, as well as the recent violations of civil liberties in Poland.

“Poland: unprecedented attacks on the rule of law and civil society organisations must be stopped”, MPs declare

“Poland: unprecedented attacks on the rule of law and civil society organisations must be stopped”, MPs declare

16.10.2017

On 12 October, 2017, 27 members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) signed a written declaration calling for the re-establishment of constitutional order and the liberties of civil society in Poland.

“We maintain a sense of the rightness of our actions” – the President of ODF responds to Anna Fotyga’s letter

“We maintain a sense of the rightness of our actions” – the President of ODF responds to Anna Fotyga’s letter

10.10.2017

In the response to ‘A. Fotyga’s position regarding the calling for the destabilisation of the state’, published on the website of the MEP from the Law and Justice party on 27 July 2017, L. Kozlovska wrote a letter, in which she referred to the issues raised and accusations brought against ODF.

Information on unprecedented attacks on civil society organisations in Poland

Information on unprecedented attacks on civil society organisations in Poland

06.10.2017

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 (including Obywatele RP [Citizens of Poland], Fundacja Otwarty Dialog

Onet: The Government does not want an Open Dialog

Onet: The Government does not want an Open Dialog

22.09.2017

“Currently, there are not regular inspection activities because the system has picked Open Dialog at random but because Minister Kamiński called Minister Waszczykowski and said: “Do something with them” – comments the Head of the Foundation Board Bartosz Kramek.

Onet: Law and Justice Party targets assaults on NGOs. NGOs say Enough: time to strike back

Onet: Law and Justice Party targets assaults on NGOs. NGOs say Enough: time to strike back

22.09.2017

A women’s organisation has lost about 80 to 90 percent of its funding. Seven hundred court cases have been instituted against participants in protests organised by civil society associations. Another organisation is facing extensive custom and tax inspections.

‘We are here to defend democracy’ – Lyudmyla Kozlovska and Bartosz Kramek in an interview for Gazeta Wyborcza

‘We are here to defend democracy’ – Lyudmyla Kozlovska and Bartosz Kramek in an interview for Gazeta Wyborcza

20.09.2017

On Wednesday, 13 September 2017, Gazeta Wyborcza published an interview, given by President of the Open Dialogue Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska and President of the Foundation Board Bartosz Kramek to Igor T. Miecik. The text, entitled ‘Open Dialog is defending itself’, is presented below.

Attack against the rule of law and civil society in Poland – a debate during the OSCE HDIM 2017 conference

Attack against the rule of law and civil society in Poland – a debate during the OSCE HDIM 2017 conference

19.09.2017

On 13.09.2017, at the National Stadium in Warsaw, during the international conference 2017 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting which was an OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights event, we organised a discussion panel on the attack on the rule of law and civil society in Poland.

Wielowieyski for Gazeta Wyborcza: Open Dialog at a crossroads

Wielowieyski for Gazeta Wyborcza: Open Dialog at a crossroads

18.09.2017

I first came across the Open Dialogue Foundation in 2011 during OSCE Summit in Warsaw, when, together with MPs of Civic Platform and Law and Justice, the ODF stood up in defence of persecuted pro-democracy activists and miners of Zhanaozen (i.e. crude oil region in Kazakhstan)

Polsat News covers the speech of Bartosz Kramek at OSCE/ODIHR HDIM 2017 side event

Polsat News covers the speech of Bartosz Kramek at OSCE/ODIHR HDIM 2017 side event

14.09.2017

An article posted on the website of the Polsat News channel was devoted to the participation of the Head of the Foundation Board of the ODF Bartosz Kramek in the discussion panel organised during the conference of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

The statement and correction of Igor T. Miecik’s articles (Gazeta Wyborcza, 7 August 2017)

The statement and correction of Igor T. Miecik’s articles (Gazeta Wyborcza, 7 August 2017)

11.09.2017

In connection with numerous mistakes and inaccuracies in the articles, we would like to present our position on them in the statement below. The remarks refer to the printed version of the articles (in the online version of GW, both articles were united into one and slightly changed/edited).

Rafał Trzaskowski, Slawomir Nitras and other MPs in defence of the Foundation

Rafał Trzaskowski, Slawomir Nitras and other MPs in defence of the Foundation

29.08.2017

Enquiry No. 4298 to the Prime Minister regarding the words of Mr Tarczynski on Radio Kielce on 22 August 2017 Submitted by: Artur Gierada, Agnieszka Pomaska, Piotr Cieśliński, Sławomir Nitras, Cezary Tomczyk, Paweł Olszewski, Rafał Trzaskowski Date of receipt: 28 August 2017 Polish Radio Kielce reports — Law and Justice MP Dominik Tarczynski from Świętokrzyskie […]

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