We are an organisation established in 1989 by the members of the Helsinki Committee in Poland.
Our mission is - the development of the human liberties and rights culture, both domestically and abroad.
Since 2007 we have Consultative Status with the United Nation's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
International Summer School on Human Rights “Human Rights and Medicine”
We are pleased to inform that the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights is organizing the International Summer School on Human Rights – Human Rights and Medicine. The School will be held in Warsaw-Miedzeszyn, Poland, between 25 June and 2 July 2011.
WATCH DOCS 2010 has been completed
10. International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film proved to be a success – both in terms of audience turnout (15.000 viewers) and media coverage. For the first time, some of the festival films were accessible online. The whole online project turned out to be popular beyond our expectations – during eight days seven selected titles were watched by 55.000 spectators in Poland. Altogether there were over 100 screenings at the festival and 82 titles were presented – including some fiction films. Master classes conducted by masters of documentary filmmaking – Frederick Wiseman and Sean McAllister attracted many participants. Few hundred viewers were present at this years' panel debates, addressing various human rights issues, such as situation of refugees in Poland and civil war in Colombia.
Taking the opportunity, we would like to sincerely thank all our sponsors, partners and volunteers for their participation!
Belarus Between Local and Presidential Elections
On the 28th of June, at 10.30 am, a debate on the local elections in Belarus with perspectives on the upcoming presidential elections, and on the situation of human rights in Belarus will take place at the Helsinki Foundation in Warsaw.(Zgoda Str. 11).