Poland: Dismantling rule of law? Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review – 27th session of the UPR Working group, April/May 2017

In this submission Amnesty International acknowledges that Poland has improved its responses to racist crimes in the past few years. However, regrettably, ethnic minorities, refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants continue to experience discrimination and violence, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons are not adequately protected against discrimination. Poland’s abortion law has been at risk of further restrictions through a bill to ban it in all circumstances except when it is the only means to save a woman’s life. The organization is concerned that the new Counterterrorism Law consolidates extensive powers in the hands of the Internal Security Agency.

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