Poland not doing enough to stop hate crimes: Amnesty International
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A report by human rights watchdog Amnesty International published on Tuesday said that Poland has failed to take concrete steps on several legislative actions to stop hate crimes.
Refugees and migrants wait for permission to leave the registration and transit camp to board a train headed for Serbia, near the city of Gevgelija, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Photo: EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI
“Parliament [discussed] three joint bills aimed at providing protection against hate crime perpetrated on grounds such as sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. However, it failed to pass them before parliamentary elections in October,” the report read.
Other topics discussed in the report included Poland’s reaction to the migration crisis.
“At the end of the year, integration measures remained insufficient and the authorities did not adopt a comprehensive integration strategy,” the Amnesty report said.
Amnesty also touched upon the issue of counter-terror and security, particularly the ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that Poland cooperated with the CIA in the illegal detention and torture of terror suspects.
“Poland submitted an action plan to the Council of Europe in August detailing the measures it had taken or would take to implement the final judgments in the [three] men’s cases. These included earlier actions in May, paying compensation, and the submission to US authorities of a diplomatic note requesting that the death penalty not be imposed or applied to Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri in military commissions proceedings at the US detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba,” the report read.
Read the Polish report here.