European Commission (EC) Vice-President Vera Jourova, at a meeting with Polish Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki in Warsaw on Tuesday, told him that she sees a risk of linking EU budget decisions to the rule of law in each member state, Grodzki said.
The Third Congress of Civil Rights, organised by Ombudsman Adam Bodnar, together with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the OSCE (ODIHR), started on Friday at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
Now in its second year, the Congress of Human Rights will have 43 panels over two days. Held on 14-15 December, it will take place at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.
Previous winners of the Rafto Prize include Yanar Mohammed, a defender of women’s rights in Iraq, and Padre Melo, a Honduran priest who has stood up for freedom of expression.