Events

This section seeks to give an overview of activities, please refer to the Ministerial Reports for a complete list of activities.

2010

Adam Bodnar & Dorota Pudzianowska, “The Alleged Existence of Secret CIA Facilities on Polish Territory. In Search of Truth and Accountability”

Adam Bodnar in “Report on the existing legal framework for human rights and the environment applicable to European Union companies operating outside the EU”.

Adam Bodnar on ECtHR’s Alajos Kiss v. Hungary in Europejski Przegląd Sądowy 10/2010. The case interests the Polish constitutionalist as Article 62 (2) of the 1997 Constitution strips legally incapacitated persons of voting rights.

“The Legal Limits of the Freedom of Conscience and Religion” co-organized by the Poznańskie Centrum Praw Człowieka INP PAN, the Center for Human Rights and the  ”Promocja Praw Człowieka – Badania i Nauczanie” Foundation  (Invitation: Zaproszenie, the Programme: Program konferencji).

Prof. Lech Garlicki’s lecture  “I know, but I am not telling nothing  - the protection of the the journalist’s sources of information in the case-law of the ECtHR”.

27 October 2010, 17h00, Wydział Prawa i Administracji Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, ul. Lipowa 4, sala A2.

The lecture is co-organized by the Center for Human Rights and the Media Freedom Observatory (Obserwatorium Wolności Mediów w Polsce).

How to See Reason in Legal Reasoning 2008 annual conference papers were collected and published in “Rozumność rozumowań prawniczych“, M. Wyrzykowski (red.), Warszawa 2010.

The volume “Prawo w sieci – korzyści czy zagrożenia dla wolności słowa.” [The Law on the Internet -- the advantages and disadvantages for the freedom of expression] collects materials presented in lectures organized by the Center for Human Rights and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights:

I. SPEAKERS’ ESSAYS

  • Michał Olszewski, Law on the Internet. Social networking websites.
  • Krzysztof Fijałek, Law on the Internet. Registration of on-line services.
  • Piotr Waglowski, Law on the Internet. On-line journalism versus off-line journalism.
  • Rafał Lew-Starowicz, Law on the Internet. The assets of self-regulation.
  • Article 19, Law in Internet: Pros and Cons for the Freedom of Expression?
  • Article 19, Prawo w Internecie: zalety czy wady wolności słowa?
  • Stefan Bratkowski, Why we do not need the Press law.

II. ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

  • The transcript of the discussion which took place after the conference ‘Law on the Internet – benefits or threat to the freedom o expression? In the context of the proposed amendments to the Polish Press Law Act‘.
  • Łukasz Łebski, A report from the open lecture ‘Blogs – a contemporary Agora. Equality between authorities and anonymous persons?’
  • Weronika Papucewicz, A report from two open lectures organised by The Observatory of Media Freedom in Poland: ‘Why we do need the Press Law‘ and ‗Why we do not need the Press Law’.

Adam Bodnar in the Institute of Public Affairs (Warsaw) report “Democracy in Poland 1989-2009. Challenges for the future“.

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and Center for Human Rights seminar papers have been published inPrawa osób transseksualnych. Rozwiązania modelowe a sytuacja w Polsce” [Transgender Law. Solutions model, the situation in Poland], Anna Śledzińska-Simon (red.), : Wolters Kluwer Polska 2010.

The Rule of Precedent in the Polish Legal System collects the pepers presented at the 2008 Center for Human Rights conference

Precedens w polskim porządku prawnym, Anna Śledzińska-Simon & Mirosław Wyrzykowski (eds.), Warszawa 2010.

Piotr Korzec on the language theory developped by the courts in defamation litigation under the European Convention on Human Rights at the « Droit et parole »  Ethique, science et droit conference at Paris, 1 July 2010.

Judicial Independence 20 years After Democratic Transformation conference organized 1 July 2010 by the Center for Human Rights and the THEMIS Association of Judges (invitation).

The Deficits of the Polish Standard of Human Rights Protection Center for Human Rights annual conference 2010, 29 June 2010

‘Poland: EU Driven Democracy?’ by  Adam Bodnar in Democratization and the European Union. Comparing Central and Eastern European Post-Communist Countries, Leonardo Morlino, Wojciech Sadurski (eds.), Routledge 2010.

Does TV Corrupt Democracy? lecture by Dr. Marek Kochan and discussion panel, 10 June 2010, Center for Human Rights and Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights Media Freedom Observatory

Renata Bicz & Robert Sierzputowski are the authors of Master Theses supervised by Mirosław Wyrzykowski rewarded with 3rd prize at the ‘Territorial Self-Government’ [Samorząd Terytorialny] academic writing competition. 

Adam Bodnar at the EU Accession to the ECHR seminar organized by the Center for Human Rights and the Information Office of the Council of Europe, Warsaw, 1 June 2010.

European Integration: enhanced protection or a threat to individual freedom and liberty?Prof. Christophe Hillion (University of Leyden), Prof. Franz Mayer (Universität von Bielefeld), & Prof. Mirosław Wyrzykowski (Uniwersytet Warszawski) will moderate the 9th student research seminar in European Constitutionalism 10-12 May 2010.

Piotr Korzec on privacy at the Les techniques ou technologies nouvelles et les droits ou principes fondamentaux conference in Limoges & Poitiers, France, 20-23 April 2010

Publication by Adam Bodnar in Democratization and the European Union Comparing Central and Eastern European Post-Communist Countries

Piotr Korzec on data retention at the Civil Rights Congress (28 March 2010).

Adam Bodnar & Mirosław Wyrzykowski at the Polish Academy of Sciences conference on Implementation of International Court Decision in the Polish Legal Order 6 March 2010.

Publication by Prof. M. Wyrzykowski in The Institutes of Constitutional Law in the Times of European Integration

Publication by Adam Bodnar in The Prospects of the Adminisitration of Justice

Publication by Adam Bodnar in Parental Power and Seeing the Child

Publication by Adam Bodnar & Mirosaw Wyrzykowski in Fundamental Rights Protection in the European Union [ToC]

2009

International War on Terror and Human Rights conference coorganized with the Helsinki Fundation for Human Rights on 14 December 2009

Publication by M. Wyrzykowski, Sexual Orientation and Identity — Sociological and Legal Aspects.

Do the stars of show business have the right to privacy? Observatory of media freedom in Poland lecture by Maciej Lach, Esq. commented invited experts and guests. Lecture organized by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the Center for Human Rights, 5 March 2009

“Internet blogs” by prof. Wojciech Sadurski, Lecture organized by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the Center for Human Rights, 28 April 2009

Transgender Law. Solutions model, the situation in Poland, the need for change, Lecture organized by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the Center for Human Rights, 28 May 2009

The Importance of the European Convention on Human Rights for Polish courts and lawyers conference organized by the National Council of Legal Advisers, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the Center for Human Rights & Council of Europe Information Office, 25 June 2009

Why do we need press law? Lecture by Prof. Jacek Sobczak and commented by invited experts was organized by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the Center for Human Rights, 14 October 2009

If not Strasbourg, then what? The Role of the Human Rights Committee for human rights in Poland, A discussion of the Book Komitet Praw Człowieka [UN Human Rights Committee. A case-law digest] with the authors Prof. Romana Wieruszewskiego, Katarzyny Sękowskiej-Kozłowskiej Roman Wieruszewskiego, Catherine Sękowski-Kozlowska and Aleksandry Gliszczyńskiej-Grabias ONZ,  27 October 2009

Why do we need press law? Lecture by Stefan Bratkowski organized by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the Center for Human Rights, 27 October 2009

Hate speech vs. Freedom of Expression – legal and social aspects, Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Legal Studies Poznań Human Rights Center and Center Department of Human Rights, 30 November 2009

2008

Piotr Korzec at La sécurité intérieure en Europe : entre protection des citoyens et frénésie sécuritaire ? conference, Limoges, France, November 2008.

Prof. Wyrzykowski with Much ado about nothing: If the Polish side of the Polish-British Protocol No. 7 cannot be understood, it can be at least explained in Sofia at „Ceci n’est pas une constitution“ Constitutionalisation without a constitution?, Sofia, 17-19 kwietnia 2008, European Constitutional Law Network Conference

HIV / AIDS and human rights – contemporary problems and challenges conference organized by the Center for Human Rights and other organizations – Adam Bodnar and Anna Sledzinska Standards of treatment of persons with HIV / AIDS in the light of European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg , Warsaw, 28 November 2008

Sexual orientation and gender identity – the problems and challenges — a conference organized by the Poznan Human Rights Institute of Legal Studies, the Center for Human Rights the Section of the International Association of Legal Sciences (IALS) – with Adam Bodnar on The situation of homosexuals in law and administrative practice, Poznan, 27 October 2008

Prof. Wyrzykowski with Judicial review under pressure – between politics and constitution. What kind of constitutional values are at stake? at XI International Forum on Judicial Review Constitutional Values in Theory and Judicial Practice, Moskwa, 20-21 czerwca 2008 r., Institute of Law and Public Policy

2007

15 June 2007, The Center fro Human Rights will received Dr. Ireneusza Kondak, member of staff on the Chancellary of the European Court of Human Rights with the paper: Where Does the Freedom of Expression End? Some Reflections against the Backdrop of Article 10 of the European Court of Human Rights. See the Poster.

14 June 2007 Dr. Piotr Radziewicz was hosted by the Center For Human Rights with his presentation Legal Effects of the Constitutional Trubunal Judgement of 11 May 2007 Concerning the Act on Lustration.
Meterials.

Democratization and the European Union

Comparing Central and Eastern European Post-Communist Countries

edited by Leonardo Morlino, Wojciech Sadurski

Routledge, 2010

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