Media free expression in spotlight as judgements loom in complaints against Iceland and Poland

Complaints against Iceland and Poland which are set for judgement on 4 July, will highlight again the issue of media free expression in Europe.

Poland: Nils Muižnieks urges parliament to reject law changes threatening judicial independence

In a letter addressed to the Speaker of Sejm of Poland published today, Nils Muižnieks, calls on the Polish Parliament to reject legal amendments which he fears would “encroach upon the independence of the judiciary.”

Poland: Changes to freedom of assembly laws spark “serious” human rights concern

Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) fear legal amendments passed in the Polish Sejm could undermine the right to freedom of assembly if they become law.

Poland: Father awarded €23,000 in Hague Convention child access human rights dispute

The case concerned the father’s complaint that the Polish courts had refused to order the return of his child to Canada.

Poland: Nils Muižnieks concerned by new constitutional tribunal bill

“I am very concerned at the adoption by the Polish Sejm of a bill on the Constitutional Tribunal yesterday because it poses a serious threat to the rule of law” said the Commissioner for Human Rights.