Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights was founded in late 1989, after seven years of underground human rights activity by the Helsinki Committee in Poland. Originally established to carry out human rights research and education activities, the HFHR now functions as an independent human rights research and policy institute and is regarded as one of the most experienced and professional non-governmental organizations involved in the protection of human rights in Europe. The group is active in Poland and abroad. It conducts research, leads trainings, and organizes conferences and seminars. HFHR also provides expert consultation on human rights to international organizations, non-governmental organizations, state institutions (such as parliamentary committees, police officers, judicial officials, prison officials, border guards, public health officials) and individuals.

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