Tuesday, 14 October 2014 13:59
W rocznicę urodzin Hanny Arendt, autorki koncepcji, wedle której prawo do obywatelstwa jest „prawem do posiadania praw”, Europejska Sieć na rzecz Bezpaństwowców kończy roczną kampanię poświęconą prawom osób bez obywatelstwa, wzywając do przystąpienia do Konwencji o Statusie Bezpaństwowców oraz wprowadzenia procedur identyfikacji apatrydów.
Zapraszamy Państwa do zapoznania się z tekstem notatki prasowej przygotowanej z tej okazji przez ENS oraz Centrum Pomocy Prawnej im. Haliny Nieć. Tekst notatki prasowej dostępny jest TUTAJ.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 12:11
We truly encourage you to get acquainted with our latest report on trafficking in human beings in Poland. The report includes information about legal and theoretical aspects of the matter and overall statistics on human trafficking in Poland. The statistics are based on information gathered from the most important institutions, such as the National Police Headquarters, Ministry of the Interior and La Strada Foundation. The report focuses on the situation of foreigners who have been a victim of human trafficking in our country.
The report is available in Polish HERE and in the Publications section.
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 22:11
A conference celebrating 60 years of the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons will be held on 26th of September (next Friday) in the Staszic Palace in Warsaw. We organised the event in cooperation with The UNHCR Office in Poland and Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.
The conference agenda includes the address of Minister of Interior of Hungary and the European Network on Statelessness (ENS), the Office for Foreigners and Boarder Guard representatives.
The Halina Nieć Legal Aid Centre representatives will present the results of our last year research on the situation of stateless persons in Poland, summarised in the report: “The Invisible – Stateless Persons in Poland”
Poland is one of four European countries that did not join the Convention. As this fact needs to change, we encourage you to signing the petition urging the leaders of European countries to provide better protection of the stateless persons, also by joining the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons.
The petition can be found here: http://www.statelessness.eu/act-now-on-statelessness
The conference agenda can be found here (in Polish): Agenda konferencji
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 14:23
At the beginning of September a group of experts from municipal or national institutions from 9 European countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Hungary, and Romania), active members of immigrant communities from these countries and NGOs met in Berlin to learn how advisory bodies for immigrants are organized in Germany.
Within the framework of the project “Fostering political participation and policy involvement of immigrants in 9 Central and Eastern EU countries”, the group participated at a variety of events organized by the Arbeiter-Wohlfahrt (AWO) in cooperation with the Czech Organization for Aid to Refugees (OPU). The participating representatives could compare the involvement of immigrants in public life through advisory bodies in their respective countries and the other countries involved in the project. The German organization then presented the functioning of the advisory bodies and a say of immigrants into the decision-making processes in Germany.
To limit political participation only to citizens in a time when the phenomenon of migration is so omnipresent and annually about three million people move to - and two million people move out of the EU seems like a mere anachronism. By political participation is primarily meant the active and passive voting right (foremost in municipal elections), the ability to be member of a political party and the involvement of advisory bodies for immigrants. The active involvement of immigrants in public affairs definitely has a positive effect on the integration of foreigners into the main society (identification with democratic principles, good experiences with influencing their surroundings, contact with the mayor society etc.) and the mayor society itself (better understanding of the problems of foreigners, decrease of prejudices and socially excluded localities etc.).
Results and experiences of the study visits will be spread between government officials and authorities in different countries and it will be lobbied to highlight the importance of advisory bodies dealing with local or national problems of immigrants.
Co-funded by the European Union
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:27
Halina Nieć Legal Aid Centre established cooperation with the Centre For European Studies in the Institute of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University, where a new specialization is available to master's degree students: „Central and Eastern European Studies: Research Track”. This innovative project, combining theory and practice, enables students to learn about the mechanism of how the scientific research can be transferred into actions conducive to the development of economy, society and democracy which they will then be able to implement during their internship in NGOs, public or private institutions, companies or by leading their own research.
During the academic year 2014-2015 five students of the CES will intern in our Centre.
Project is supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants and co-financed by the Polish funds.
More information can be found on the CES website: www.ces.uj.edu.pl
Thursday, 11 September 2014 09:06
Last year, the National Consulting and Intervention Centre for the Victims of Trafficking provided assistance to 222 people, including 31 children. To prevent human trafficking and combat it more effectively, La Strada Foundation initiated the project „Polish nationwide network of the non-governmental organizations against trafficking in human beings” that we became a partner of.
The aim of this project is to establish a network of national non-governmental organisations specialised in supporting the victims of human trafficking. Eventually, the network shall expand and include all 16 voivodeships of the country. The main idea of creating such a network is to ensure that immediate and professional assistance is provided to the human trafficking victims in their current place of residence without them having to travel to Warsaw. What is more, the project aims at reinforcing the voivodship teams for countermeasure activities against human trafficking and organizing workshops about trafficking in human beings for non-governmental organizations. The project is co-funded by the Norwegian Fund within the programme: „The Schengen area cooperation and fight against cross-border and organised crime, including countermeasure against trafficking in Persons and criminal groups’ migration”.
Thursday, 04 September 2014 14:21
The Halina Niec Legal Aid Centre in cooperation with the Office for Foreigners started the third part of the Information campaign on sexual based and gender related violence. The campaign is carried out in 8 centres for persons applying for refugee status covered by the project “Give them a chance! - Legal and information support to vulnerable asylum seekers and SGBV prevention in centres for asylum seekers in Poland” co-financed from the European Refugee Fund and State budget. The goal of the campaign is to inform asylum seekers about sexual based and gender related violence (including domestic violence) and educate that some forms of behavior and actions are in fact criminalized in Poland and that victims are entitled to assistance. The campaign uses instruments in English and Russian such as posters, information leaflets and calendars, which will be distributed in the centres.
MONITORING OF THE FORCED RETURNS OF THIRD COUNTRY NATIONALS TO COUNTRIES OF THEIR ORIGIN – THE CENTRE’S REPORT
Monday, 30 June 2014 15:04
In the Publications section you may find the latest Halina Nieć Legal Aid Centre’s report concerning the forced returns of foreign nationals to the countries of their origin. The report presents our experience and observation gathered during the implementation of the project “Safe return – providing legal aid and monitoring the respect for human rights in cases of returns of third country nationals to the country of their origin” (July 2013 – June 2014). The project was co-funded by the state budget and the European Return Fund.
In addition, we would like to inform that on the 1st of July 2014, Halina Nieć Legal Aid Centre will inaugurate the 3rd stage of the “Safe return” project, which will last till June 2015.
- A REPORT ON THE HNLAC'S ACTIVITY IN 2013
- HALINA NIEC LEGAL AID CENTER’S COMIC STRIPS EXHIBITION – WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2014
- WORLD REFUGEE DAY IN KRAKOW
- PRESS NOTE – A PETITION FOR ENSURING THE PROTECTION OF STATELESS PERSONS
- KONKURS NA KOMIKSY - OGŁOSZENIE WYNIKÓW
- APEL W SPRAWIE SYRII
- KONFERENCJA NAUKOWA - POZYCJA PRAWNA CUDZOZIEMCÓW W POLSCE
- DZIEŃ OTWARTY W OŚRODKU DLA UCHODŹCÓW W DĘBAKU