Hostages of the System: “If I had given birth to an illegitimate child in Chechnya, they would have killed me”

“No one had been in the detention centre in Kętrzyn for as long as I. When we left, my daughter was almost two years old. I was locked up and without any hope of going crazy,” says a Chechen, who

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Hostages of the System: “All in all, it was worse than a prison”, says a young Ghanaian

“Waiting is the worst. You just wait and wait and then you wait some more. It’s even worse than if you were actually in prison because you don’t even know what you are doing time for or what your sentence

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Hostages of the System: “My eldest son rarely left his room. He would spend days in bed, covering his head with a blanket”

“My eldest son rarely left his room. He would spend days in bed, covering his head with a blanket. His arms and legs trembled whenever he saw guards but he would not run – he just froze in place. He

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SIP proposes to introduce call queuing at the Office for Foreigners

Association for Legal Intervention proposed to introduce call queuing mechanism at the Office for Foreigners (Department for Legalisation of Stay) in order to set an appointment for the revision of case records. We receive numerous complaints that it is close

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Journalists from Tajikistan safe in Poland!

Freedom of speech and press? Not every country allows journalists to say and write what they think, especially if their words are directed against the governing powers! We are pleased to inform that journalists from Tajikistan whom we provide with

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Can a foreigner be considered a threat to public safety regardless of his positive criminological prognosis?

Association for Legal Intervention decided to join the administrative proceedings concerning the return of a foreigner. The foreigner lives in Poland together with his wife and children. Except of him his whole family obtained in Poland permits for humanitarian stay.

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ECHR stopped the deportation of our client from Chechenya

M. v. Poland (application no. 9323/19) Association for Legal Intervention acted on behalf of a Chechen man, N.M., who faced deportation to Russia. If deported he could fall victim of ill-treatment. He was suspected of aiding and cooperating with terroristic

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Proposed amendments to the asylum law in Poland: SIP comments on the controversial proposal

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration returned to proceeding on draft changes to the act on granting protection to foreigners in Poland. There is, however, doubt as to whether or not some of those changes are consistent with the

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The Role of European Funds in Supporting the Integration of Migrants in Poland

The objective of this report is to describe the problems that result when non-government organizations (NGO’s) limit or stop implementing activities that support the integration of migrants. Such was the case recently in Poland when the Ministry of the Interior

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“At the border” – report

We are delighted to present a report ‘At the border’ which is a result of the monitoring on access to the procedure of granting international protection at border crossings.

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