Addressbook

  • Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Poland

    Zgoda str. 11, 00-018 Warsaw

    (48 22) 828 10 08

    (48 22) 556 44 50

    hfhr@hfhrpol.waw.pl

    http://www.hfhrpol.waw.pl/en

    Activity

    The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, based in Warsaw, was established in 1989. Its creation was preceded by the seven year of activity of the Helsinki Committee in Poland, which existed in the underground since 1982. Following the transformation of Poland’s political system in 1989, the Committee’s members decided to come out into the open and establish an independent foundation, which was to carry out educational and research related activities in the field of human rights. Because the law which was then in force did not allow the establishment of independent institutes, it was decided that a foundation would be created to fulfil this role. Currently, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights is one of the most experienced and professional non-government organisations active in the field of human rights in Europe. The Foundation funds its activities thanks to grants from large foundations, such as: the Ford Foundation, Open Society Institute, Charles Stewart MOTT Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Stefan Batory Foundation, The German Marshall Fund, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, The Freedom House; also from non-government organisations that co-operate with us, like: The Swedish Section of the International Commission of Jurists, The Dutch Helsinki Committee, the IDEE; from international institutes, like: The Council of Europe, OSCE/ODHIR, from European Union and United Nations funds, as well as from private sponsors. Today, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights is among the most experienced and professional human rights NGOs operating in Europe. <p> The funds for the Foundation’s activities are raised from large foundations such as the Ford Foundation, Open Society Institute, Charles Stewart MOTT Foundation, Stefan Batory Foundation, German Marshall Fund, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, Freedom House; from our NGO associates such as the International Commission of Jurists Swedish Section, Netherlands Helsinki Committee, IDEE; from international institutions such as the Council of Europe, OSCE/ODHIR, from the European Union and the UN; and also from private sponsors.