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  • 2008.05.29. Commissioner Hammarberg started a three-day contact visit to Poland today to discuss the human rights situation in the country, focusing mainly on the government's execution of the European Court of Human Rights judgments, prison conditions, judicial appointments and anti-discrimination issues.

    During the visit, the Commissioner will meet with the Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Justice, and the Interior. He will also have separate meetings with the Polish Inter-Ministerial Committee for Matters Concerning the European Court of Human Rights, the National Judicial Council, and the Central Board of the Prison Service. Further meetings will be held with the Polish Ombudsman and non governmental organizations.

    On Saturday 31 May, the Commissioner will be awarded a prestigious doctorate honoris causa from the Maria Grzegorzewska Academy for Special Education in Warsaw.

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Radosław Sikorski,
    meets Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

    2008.06.03.On 30th May 2008, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Radosław Sikorski, met with Mr Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe. Minister Sikorski handed over the "Program for the  implementation of recommendations formulated by the Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe in his memorandum of 2007" to Commissioner Hammarberg. 
     
    The meeting was primarily devoted to the major issues related to the implementation of recommendations made by Poland and other member states. Aspects of observing human rights on a worldwide scale were also discussed.
     
    The Minister and the Commissioner agreed that the ‘Eastern Partnership' initiative recently presented at the GAERC meeting should be reviewed before receiving the final approval of the Council of Europe, in order for provisions to be added which would take the Council of Europe's recommendations on observing human rights into consideration.  

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