Dienstag, 16. Oktober 2012
About Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Poland, based in Warsaw (“HFHR”), was founded in 1989. Its establishment was preceded by activity of the Helsinki Committee in Poland, which operated underground since 1982. The HFHR is managed by the Board consisting of five members, and supervised by the HFHR's Council consisting of seven members.
The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights is the oldest and the largest human rights organization in Poland, acting already for over 20 years. HFHR's objective is the promotion of human rights in Poland and countries of the post-Soviet region.
The main areas of activity include:
- domestic education in the field of human rights;
- international activity: programs promoting democracy, constitutionalism, rule of law and human rights in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States;
- public interest activity aimed to increase standards of human rights’ protection in Poland, implemented through monitoring, intervention and strategic litigation before domestic and regional courts. Since 2007, the Foundation has held consultancy status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).