Human Rights in Strategic Litigation – 2018 report
The passing of twenty-five years from the day the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms became a binding law for Poland invites to reflection. What should be reflected upon is not only how the Council of Europe’s human rights system operates in Poland, or how often and effectively Polish nationals submit applications to the European Court of Human Rights seeking a remedy for violations of their rights and freedoms guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights and its Additional Protocols, but also how our country executes judgments in cases brought against
A quarter of a century is a time that permits asking a slightly more ambitious question: are Poles only consumers of the (long-awaited) standards of human rights developed abroad or maybe Polish lawyers contribute to the development of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, both in “Polish” and “non-Polish” cases? The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights published this report in an attempt to answer this question.