Who are we?
We are the oldest and most experienced Polish non-governmental organization for the protection of human rights. We operate domestically, at the European Union level, as well as in the countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus region.
We are an independent Polish NGO, whose founding in 1989 was preceded by seven years of activity of the Helsinki Committee in Poland, which had been working underground since 1982.
Our mission is to defend human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
We work to ensure that human rights, guaranteed by international treaties and the Constitution, are respected and protected in practice.
We work in Poland, at the European Union level, as well as in the countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus region.
What we do?
Among Polish human rights organizations, we deal with the broadest spectrum of issues.
In our current strategy, we focus primarily on the rule of law, the right to a court and a fair trial, freedom of civil society and the media, equal treatment, the rights of migrants, the right to life and freedom from torture, and human rights in the face of the environmental crisis.