Poland

NATO’s Kings of the world in the Baltic States and Poland

A U.S. Army Apache helicopter unit’s planned visit in September to World War II sites in Gdansk (Poland) devolved into a drunken escapade at an off-limits strip club, leading to the suspected drugging of a battalion executive officer who went…

Trending Rights Tweets of 2020

Helicopters in the United States. Bullets in Nigeria. Security forces in Belarus. Water cannon in Thailand. Countries around the world sought to quash peaceful protest in 2020, before and after the pandemic, but people seeking freedom and demanding change took…

Sit-In Demonstration at Syntagma Square in Support of the Women of Poland

October 31; 12 noon. At Syntagma Square, four girls from Poland who live in Greece, studying or working here for the past few years, invited Athenians (via social media) to participate in a sit-in protest to express their support for…

Warsaw: videos and photo reports from the pro-abortion demonstrations

Citizens and organizations continue to protest in Warsaw over the decision by the Polish Constitutional Court to revoke access to abortion. Photos and videos from the protest on October 27, 2020, by Karolina Przechocko.  

Poland’s national women’s strike sees mass walkouts in opposition to near-total abortion ban

A nationwide women’s strike is being held in Poland on Wednesday, as people continue to demonstrate against the near-total abortion ban that was imposed after a court ruling last week. On the seventh consecutive day of protests against the legal…

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Jim Murphy Trending rights tweets of the week: The Trump administration cannot find the parents of 545 children it separated; HRW documented Azerbaijan using banned weapons; justice served in Greece as the leadership of the neo-Nazi GoldenDawn party was sent…

The EU is on a collision course with Poland over hate crime

In her first state of the union address as president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen called out hatred and pledged to build “a union of equality”. While European institutions have been at the forefront of fighting hate…

Poland Punishes LGBT Rights Activist with Pretrial Detention

Authorities Should Release Margot Szutowicz in Line with Calls by European Parliament and Council of Europe Warsaw police have arrested a nonbinary activist, Margot Szutowicz, who has been placed in pretrial detention, in the latest example of Polish authorities’ anti-LGBT…

EU opens legal case against Poland over judicial reform

Poland passed judicial reforms that would give the government new oversight over judges’ work and careers. The European Commission fears that politicians could use the reforms to control rulings. The European Commission, the EU’s executive branch, has launched a legal…

Poland hosting crucial UN climate summit

A crucial United Nations (UN) climate conference has opened in Poland, with representatives from 200 countries in attendance. The 24th session of the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP24, kicked off in the city of Katowice on Sunday. Representatives of countries…

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