Program Pomocy Prawnej dla Uchodzcow i Migrantow Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Poland

Program was established in 1992. The Program’s fundamental activity is to provide cost-free legal advice and assistance to foreigners turning to the Foundation and to undertake litigation actions. The scope of the Program’s activity also includes monitoring of the observance of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland, the provisions of the Geneva Convention of 1951 regarding Refugee Status, the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Liberties and Polish legislation by Polish authorities in cases of foreigners. Lawyers working within the Program as experts prepare opinions to draft legal acts and programs regarding foreigners and perform informational and training activity regarding the definition of refugee and the rights, to which foreigners are entitled, for various groups of people both from Poland and abroad.

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