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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • NEWS 2018

  • 3 October 2018

    On Wednesday 26 of September 2018, an inauguration of the exhibition entitled "25 years of Poland in the Strasbourg system of human rights protection" took place at the Foyer of Committee of Ministers of Palais de l'Europe.

    In his opening speech, Ambassador Janusz Stańczyk indicated that the accession of Poland to the European Convention on Human Rights was an inseparable and indispensable part of the democratic transition that started in 1989 and the fulfilment of a moral commitment which the democratic opposition had made in communist times toward the Polish people.

     

    President of the European Court of Human Rights, Guido Raimondi, continued this idea by emphasizing the exceptional role of Poland who was the first state to implement the Court’s two pilot judgements that become  an inherent part of the effective procedural instruments used by the Court in response to systemic issues underlying matters raised in applications.

     

    Among the guests there were such personalities as  Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mrs Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Secretary General of the Committee of Ministers, Mr Bjørn Berge, Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Mr Wojciech Sawicki as well as the judges and employees of the European Court of Human Rights (with the Polish judge, Krzysztof Wojtyczek), and a large part of the diplomatic corps including almost all of the Permanent Representatives to the Council of Europe.

     

     

    foto B. Warchalewska

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