Piotr KładocznyProgram employees:
A significant role in the Program's work is played by the students, who handle the cases together with our lawyers. Thanks to them, in most cases it is possible to send an observer to ongoing court proceedings and to get a more in-depth understanding of the circumstances surrounding the case.
The Public Interest Law Actions Program has functioned at the Foundation almost since the moment of its establishment. The Program's main aim is to strive towards the improvement of standards of human rights observance, especially in those spheres of social life, where personal and political rights are being implemented. We derive the knowledge about human rights violations mainly from numerous letters and interviews with people, who approach the Foundation, as well as from the media and study-tours. Up to this moment, we have registered over 25 thousand inquirers, who - most often by mail - sought advice or assistance on issues concerning human rights violations.
From among the cases that come in, we choose those, which according to us concern the commonly comprehended human rights guaranteed especially by the ECHR and the Polish Constitution.
The following issues fall into our scope of interest:
The right to a fair trial, especially:
The unauthorized violation of personal immunity by police officers, especially:
The right to privacy, including the protection of personal data
The right to information about the activities carried out by the organs of state and self-government authorities
The right to personal liberty - the legality of applying temporary arrest
Observance of the rights of people deprived of liberty
Cases concerning patients' rights
Cases that qualify to be examined by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg
Cases that qualify to be examined by the Constitutional Tribunal
Accepting a particular case, we choose one of the following means of activity:
Prof. Andrzej Rzepliński is the Program's consultant responsible for contents.