The District Court in Warsaw rules that a PiS MEP must apologise to the Open Dialogue Foundation

The District Court in Warsaw rules that a PiS MEP must apologise to the Open Dialogue Foundation

09.08.2022

Dominik Tarczyński, a PiS MEP, must apologise to the Open Dialogue Foundation for his statement about the Foundation’s alleged involvement in laundering money coming from Russia. This is yet another case won by the Foundation concerning the violation of personal rights by representatives of the ruling party. The MEP must apologise to the Open Dialogue […]

Maciej Wąsik loses libel case over Foundation’s ‘ties to Russia’ claim. Court ordered apologies

Maciej Wąsik loses libel case over Foundation’s ‘ties to Russia’ claim. Court ordered apologies

05.08.2022

Maciej Wąsik, the Deputy Head of the Ministry of the Interior and Administration and Deputy Coordinator of the secret services lost the trial for violation of personal rights of the Open Dialogue Foundation. Wąsik accused the Foundation of connections with Russia, money laundering and hybrid activities and accused Bartosz Kramek, the Chairman of ODF’s Board, […]

Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

Maciej Wąsik must apologize to the Open Dialogue Foundation

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 […]

IN-DEPTH REPORT: Challenging the principles of primacy and direct applicability of EU law by the Polish authorities, 6 months after the CJEU’s rulings of July 2021

IN-DEPTH REPORT: Challenging the principles of primacy and direct applicability of EU law by the Polish authorities, 6 months after the CJEU’s rulings of July 2021

09.02.2022

1. Foreword The independence of the judiciary in Poland has been systematically dismantled over the last six years, during which previously independent bodies, referred to as safety fuses of democracy, have been brought under political control by the ruling camp (such as the Constitutional Tribunal and the National Council of the Judiciary). At the same […]

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. Indeed, some on the pro-European side of the expert circles fear Polish democracy might […]

The defeat of Zbigniew Ziobro and the prosecution service. The court lifted the restriction of liberty imposed on Bartosz Kramek

The defeat of Zbigniew Ziobro and the prosecution service. The court lifted the restriction of liberty imposed on Bartosz Kramek

17.11.2021

On 26 October 2021, the District Court in Lublin refused to tighten the preventive measures imposed on Bartosz Kramek, the Head of the Board and a trustee of the Open Dialogue Foundation, finding them unreasonable and disproportionate. Thus, the court lifted the ban on leaving the country and the police probation, i.e. Bartek’s obligation to […]