UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday expressed concern with the Polish ruling party's draft disciplinary legislation aimed at judges, which according to the commissioner "risks further jeopardising the independence of the judiciary in Poland."
Over 370,000 letters in the defence of people whose rights have been infringed were written in Poland as part of a global letter writing marathon organised by Amnesty International (AI), the organisation said on Thursday.
In 1946 Rajchman called for a fund to be created to help children. On his initiative, around 30 million medical examinations and 17 million tuberculosis vaccines were provided in 22 countries around the world between 1948-1951.
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.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Poland's Foreign Ministry paid tribute to Soviet-era dissident and human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who died in Moscow on Saturday at the age of 91.
The two-day Warsaw Dialogue for Democracy focuses on social media and free elections, with four panels organised with international partners involved in democracy promotion.
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.
Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, signed a memorandum of cooperation in New York on Wednesday, which provides for an increase in financial aid, and other aid, to the ICRC.
Over ten days, delegates will discuss the challenges facing their countries and the broad region, from the rule of law to human trafficking.
At the International Communications Forum in Warsaw, The First News spoke to the widow of the former Commissioner for Human Rights, and Poland's Culture Minister about Polish reality and its representation in Western media