District Court in Olsztyn: a victim of violence may not be put in a detention centre

A migrant should be set free regardless of the reason why they have been placed in a detention centre, the type of violence to which they fell prey, and the exact place where and circumstances under which they suffered v…

Decision: the family of a seriously ill person should not be deported

If the family of a seriously ill migrant was to be forced to return to their home country, it would infringe that migrant’s right to family life and personal life, particularly if a member of that family needs to be cons…

ECtHR: prohibition of removal to Tajikistan due to the risk of torture

Poland tried to take a shortcut by deporting un unwelcomed migrant. It violated international law. In this case no authority analyzed whether the deportation would put S.S. at risk of torture. Association for Legal In…

Decision: Religious relationships constitute a family life.

Common raising children from a previous partner’s relationship and remaining in a religious (Muslim) relationship with her entitles to obtain a humanitarian residence permit in Poland in order to protect the right to fam…

Judgment of the Supreme Administrative Court: Good Start Program (300+) to be granted to asylum seekers

The Supreme Administrative Court has confirmed that the 300+ benefit shall be granted to asylum seekers.  Unfortunately, due to the defectiveness of the regulations, such cases will have to be resolved by the courts…

Ruling: gross failure to act is not justified by the overburden of the administrative authority

In the situation of a significant exceeding of the deadline to issue a decision, the significant increase of the number of cases in the administrative authority cannot justify it. It is a gross failure to act. In two…

Decision: Identification with Polish culture prevents from deportation

Issuing a return decision for a family could have significant impact on the development of children who are fully integrated and identify with Polish society and its culture. Protecting children’s rights, as well as thei…