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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • NEWS 2013-2014

  • 4 November 2013

    “The Polish government tries to cooperate with parliament in the execution of judgements of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). It is the best way to guarantee the effectiveness of the Strasbourg system of human rights protection on the domestic level,” said MFA Undersecretary of State Artur Nowak-Far during the opening of the VII Warsaw Seminar on Human Rights.

    The seminar was organised to review the activities undertaken by Poland in the scope of human rights protection. It was attended by eminent human rights practitioners and scholars: Hanna Suchocka, ex-Polish Prime Minister Dean Spielmann, and the President of the European Court of Human Rights, and Irena Lipowicz, the Polish Ombudsperson. The main themes on the agenda were Poland’s and the ECHR’s experiences in the field of human rights protection and measures taken to ensure that the Council of Europe’s standards can effectively impact the domestic legal order.

     

    “Accession of new states to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms provided the impulse to develop uniform human rights standards in the whole of Europe,” stressed Hanna Suchocka referring to the 20th anniversary of Poland’s accession to the Convention.

     

    The VII Warsaw Seminar was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Polish Ombudsperson. This year’s edition was connected with the 20th anniversary of Poland’s accession to the Convention and its submission to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights. It was titled “The Citizen in the Council of Europe and the European Union – new challenges twenty years after Poland’s accession to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

     

    MFA Press Office

     

     

     

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