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Poland / Supreme Administrative Court / I OSK 2538/13

J.N. v Lubelski Voivodeship

Policy area:
Justice, freedom and security
Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
Poland / Supreme Administrative Court
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

In 2013, the Voivodeship Administrative Court dismissed the J.N.’s appeal against the decision of the Lubelski Viovodeship which prohibited organising a public assembly. J.N. wanted to organise a protest against financing pro-abortion organisations by the City Office. The Lubelski Voivodeship, basing on the Voivodeship Police Commander’s opinion, stated that organising an assembly in a place indicated by J.N. in the notion would have had a negative impact on public transport and communication and might have posed a risk to health and life of people living in the city. J.N. underlined that no more than 20 persons would have attended the assembly. The Voivodeship Administrative Court upheld the negative decision and underlined that the decision does not constitute a general prohibition of assemblies, but does not allow to organise an assembly in that specific place.