Transnational repression against Barlyk Mendygaziyev

Transnational repression against Barlyk Mendygaziyev

Political persecution in response to human rights work and eco-activism. The role of Chevron Corporation in corporate raiding in Kazakhstan. Introduction The Kazakhstani authorities are trying to convince the international community that President Tokayev is carrying out democratic reforms in the country. However, the facts are to the contrary — large-scale political repression against critics […]

Witold Waszczykowski court defeat. Apology to Open Dialogue Foundation ordered

Witold Waszczykowski court defeat. Apology to Open Dialogue Foundation ordered

Maciej Wąsik lost a similar case to the Open Dialogue Foundation, but – contrary to the court’s judgement – he did not post an apology. Now it is time for the resigning Law and Justice (PiS) MEP Witold Waszczykowski to make a decision. Failure to be re-elected in the 2024 European Parliament elections is not […]

Hall of Shame: ODF spearheards the reckoning of the Law and Justice

Hall of Shame: ODF spearheards the reckoning of the Law and Justice

On 15 October 2023, the Open Dialogue Foundation launched its all-new project. ListyHańby (Hall Of Shame) is a new platform aimed at tracking the abuses of the rule of law in Poland committed by the political party PiS (Law and Justice) and its cronies during its majority government between 2015 and 2023.  Covering all levels […]

Public hearing of candidates for the National Public Prosecutor [summary]

Public hearing of candidates for the National Public Prosecutor [summary]

On 21 February this year, the first-ever civic hearing of the candidates for National Public Prosecutor was held. It was organised by Democracy Action (Akcja Demokracja), the Open Dialogue Foundation, the “Defensor Iuris” Bar Association (Stowarzyszenie Adwokackie Defensor Iuris), Władysław Bartoszewski’s Skwer Association, and Video-KOD. The purpose of the hearing was to: rebuild citizens’ trust […]

Summary of the first-ever public hearing of the National Public Prosecutor candidates

Summary of the first-ever public hearing of the National Public Prosecutor candidates

On 21 February this year, the first-ever civic hearing of the candidates for National Public Prosecutor was held. It was organised by Democracy Action (Akcja Demokracja), the Open Dialogue Foundation, the “Defensor Iuris” Bar Association (Stowarzyszenie Adwokackie Defensor Iuris), Władysław Bartoszewski’s Skwer Association, and Video-KOD. The purpose of the hearing was to: rebuild citizens’ trust […]

Turning To Face Citizens:  Public Hearing of Public National Prosecutor Candidates

Turning To Face Citizens: Public Hearing of Public National Prosecutor Candidates

A civic hearing of the candidates for the office of the National Public Prosecutor was held on 21 February 2024. It was organised by Democracy Action (Akcja Demokracja), the Open Dialogue Foundation, the “Defensor Iuris” Bar Association (Stowarzyszenie Adwokackie Defensor Iuris), Władysław Bartoszewski’s Skwer Association, and Video-KOD. The purpose of the hearing was to: rebuild […]

Bodnar’s open letter to Wałęsa on investigations from PiS days

Bodnar’s open letter to Wałęsa on investigations from PiS days

An open letter from the Minister of Justice Prosecutor General Adam Bodnar to former President Lech Wałęsa and the other signatories of the public appeal for a review of politically motivated prosecutions between 2015 and 2023 and the rehabilitation of victims was published on Thursday. The open letter published on the website of the Ministry […]

Bodnar responds to ‘politically motivated prosecutions’

Bodnar responds to ‘politically motivated prosecutions’

Minister of Justice Prosecutor General Adam Bodnar “fully shares the conviction of the need for an effective review and analysis of cases where there is any suspicion that they may have been politically motivated,” the head of the Ministry of Justice wrote, responding to the signatories of the public appeal on the review of “politically […]

Minister Bodnar supports review of “politically motivated prosecutions”

Minister Bodnar supports review of “politically motivated prosecutions”

Adam Bodnar “fully shares the conviction of the need for an effective review and analysis of cases where there is any suspicion that they may have been politically motivated,” wrote the Minister of Justice, responding to the signatories of public appeal on the review of “politically motivated prosecutions”. In an open letter published on the […]

Bodnar writes to Wałęsa. Announced “review of political proceedings”

Bodnar writes to Wałęsa. Announced “review of political proceedings”

Adam Bodnar has announced a “review of politically motivated prosecutions between 2015 and 2023” says the Justice Minister’s open letter to Lech Wałęsa. The head of the Ministry of Justice stressed that the actions of prosecutors during the Law and Justice (PiS) rule were a regular feature of his work at the ministry, but that […]

Minister Bodnar responds to authors of public appeal

Minister Bodnar responds to authors of public appeal

The Minister of Justice Prosecutor General Adam Bodnar “fully shares the conviction of the need for an effective review and analysis of cases where there is any suspicion that they may have been politically motivated,” wrote the head of the Ministry of Justice, responding to the signatories of an appeal on the review of “politically […]

More than 30 organisations appeal to review and close political investigations

More than 30 organisations appeal to review and close political investigations

More than 30 NGOs have appealed to the Minister of Justice Prosecutor General Adam Bodnar to appoint a team of prosecutors and review ongoing politically motivated investigations. They hope that in cases where a so-called reasonable suspicion of insufficient grounds for prosecution is found, appropriate steps will be taken to close them. “As citizens of […]

Close political investigations. Public appeal to Prosecutor General

Close political investigations. Public appeal to Prosecutor General

The Open Dialogue Foundation and several other NGOs appealed to Adam Bodnar to review the cases opened by the Public Prosecutor’s Office between 2015 and 2023 against opponents of the government in power at the time and take action to close them. As indicated at the beginning of the public appeal, the problem of politicisation […]

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