Sakiewicz must apologise for the cover of “Gazeta Polska”. There’s a court decision

Sakiewicz must apologise for the cover of “Gazeta Polska”. There’s a court decision

03.02.2023

On Thursday, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw has largely dismissed the appeal of editor-in-chief of ‘Gazeta Polska’ Tomasz Sakiewicz against the Open Dialogue Foundation for the cover of the weekly, which depicts Kramek as a Wehrmacht soldier. The journalist must apologise to Kramek and pay him compensation. The case concerns a lawsuit filed by […]

Debunking of Entry for Open Dialogue Foundation in the “NGO Watchlist” of the Institute for European Integrity

Debunking of Entry for Open Dialogue Foundation in the “NGO Watchlist” of the Institute for European Integrity

11.01.2023

Executive summary Download report On 31 October 2022, a newly created, supposed NGO, the Institute for European Integrity (IEI), published an entry for the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) as part of its “NGO Watchlist.” IEI labelled the Foundation as an organisation with alleged “strong links to individual(s) sanctioned or criminally prosecuted by a European Union, […]

PiS once again lost to the president of the Open Dialogue Foundation – the Supreme Administrative Court overturned the verdict of the neo-judges in her case

PiS once again lost to the president of the Open Dialogue Foundation – the Supreme Administrative Court overturned the verdict of the neo-judges in her case

09.12.2022

The Supreme Administrative Court ruled – contrary to what the services subordinate to PiS have claimed – that Kozlovska poses no threat to national security. The court overturned the negative verdict of the Voivodeship Administrative Court judges. This is the 4th ruling that is beneficial for the activist, but she still cannot return to Poland. […]

PiS once again lost to the president of the Open Dialogue Foundation – the Supreme Administrative Court overturned the verdict of the neo-judges in her case

PiS once again lost to the president of the Open Dialogue Foundation – the Supreme Administrative Court overturned the verdict of the neo-judges in her case

09.12.2022

The Supreme Administrative Court ruled – contrary to what the services subordinate to PiS have claimed – that Kozlovska poses no threat to national security. The court overturned the negative verdict of the Voivodeship Administrative Court judges. This is the 4th ruling that is beneficial for the activist, but she still cannot return to Poland. […]

Poland’s entry ban on Ukrainian NGO head unjustified, rules top court

Poland’s entry ban on Ukrainian NGO head unjustified, rules top court

06.12.2022

The decision to ban Lyudmyla Kozlovska, the Ukrainian head of an NGO, from entering Poland does not have a justifiable basis, the country’s top administrative court has ruled. Kozlovska has been unable to enter Poland for the last five years on unspecified security grounds. She has always denied that there is any proper basis for […]

The Supreme Administrative Court: Lyudmyla Kozlovska poses no threat to national security

The Supreme Administrative Court: Lyudmyla Kozlovska poses no threat to national security

05.12.2022

“The collected material, both secret and public, does not allow to state that Lyudmyla Kozlovska poses a threat to the security of the state,” the Supreme Administrative Court stated. The politically persecuted president of the Open Dialogue Foundation can again apply for the right of residence in Poland. The final decision of the Supreme Administrative […]

The NSA overturned a court decision against Lyudmyla Kozlovska. Her expulsion from Poland was illegal.

The NSA overturned a court decision against Lyudmyla Kozlovska. Her expulsion from Poland was illegal.

05.12.2022

The Supreme Administrative Court (NSA) overturned the verdict of the Provincial Administrative Court (WSA) against Lyudmyla Kozlovska. The NSA found that the material gathered did not lead to the conclusion that Kozlovska posed a threat to state security. This means that the expulsion of the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation from Poland and the […]

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 […]

ODF organises hearing on the politicised prosecution service at OSCE

ODF organises hearing on the politicised prosecution service at OSCE

11.10.2022

🔴 Trwa #WarsawHDC (Warsaw Human Dimension Conference), w ramach której prowadzimy właśnie panel „Political repressions: deterioration of the rule of law in Poland continues” z udziałem @bartek_kramek, @CzeszkiewiczDom, @Jakub_Kocjan i Piotra Osieckiego pic.twitter.com/OfYqNXjlQT — Open Dialogue Foundation / Fundacja Otwarty Dialog (@ODFoundation) October 5, 2022 In the weeks of 26 September – 7 October the […]

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.