Poland’s human rights ombudsman has said the Polish state has failed to provide aid to a group of migrants stuck on the Polish-Belarusian border despite an interim ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordering it to help.
Politicians from both the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party and the main opposition grouping have welcomed the appointment of a new ombudsman after five months of political bickering over who should have the job.
Poland's newly appointed ombudsman has said that the contested disciplinary body of the country's Supreme Court should be suspended until a European Court's ruling is implemented.
Poland's Senate on Wednesday approved the appointment of Professor Marcin Wiącek to the post of ombudsman at the sixth attempt to fill the position due to party disagreements.
Poland's Sejm (lower house) on Thursday appointed Professor Marcin Wiącek to the position of ombudsman in a sixth attempt to fill the position due to party disagreements.
Poland's Sejm (lower house), on Tuesday, appointed independent Senator Lidia Staroń to the position of Ombudsman. Her appointment must still be confirmed by the Senate.