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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.

Outcome of the case:

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.