MIL OSI Translation. Region: Poland –
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland in Polish
On Wednesday 13 June 2018, the 12th Warsaw Seminar took place under the slogan “European Convention on Human Rights – 25 years of changes in the face of Polish law and practice”. This year’s edition, due to the twenty-fifth anniversary of Poland’s binding of the provisions of the Convention, has become an opportunity to discuss and summarize the impact of the European system of human rights protection on the Polish legal order. The subject of the conference were comparative legal considerations relating to the experience of other countries (especially the Visegrad Group), as well as an attempt to answer the question how the European Convention on Human Rights for 25 years changed the face of Polish law and practice. The seminar is one of the events dedicated to the anniversary of Poland’s accession to the Convention.
The seminar was opened by Stanisław Karczewski, the Speaker of the Polish Senate, who took the honorary patronage of the conference. The guests were also greeted by the deputy minister of foreign affairs, Piotr Wawrzyk. – Poland may say that from the perspective of this period, this quarter of a century, it was worth to take this step, it was necessary to take this step and it was good that it happened – emphasized the deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, summing up 25 years of Poland’s presence in the European system of human rights protection. – All the more I am happy that we can celebrate this anniversary in a place like the Royal Łazienki – he pointed out, reminding that it was there that the idea of elaboration of the first constitution adopted in Europe – the Constitution of May 3 was born.
The honorary guests of the Seminary were Renata Degener – deputy chancellor of the first section at the European Court of Human Rights, who discussed the impact of the European Court of Human Rights case law on the law and practice of the countries of the European Convention on Human Rights system, and Andrea Bekić – extraordinary ambassador and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia, which presented the priorities of the Croatian presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in the context of strengthening respect for the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Convention.
Warsaw seminars are aimed at providing a platform for the exchange of experiences of representatives of the authorities, civil society, practitioners and the scientific community. Its speakers are prominent representatives of the world of science and people dealing with issues of human rights protection.
This year’s Seminar took place in the historical scenery of the Palace on the Island in the Royal Łazienki Park.
Office of the Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs The registered course of the conference is available here.
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