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Committe Against Torture, Concluding observations on the combined fifth and sixth periodic reports of Poland, p. 8.

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Geographical coverage


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Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Monitoring body


Committe Against Torture

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia Discrimination Hate crime

Target Population

Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities People with migrant background Refugees & asylum seekers LGBTI

Key findings

In November 2013, the Committee Against Torture released the ‘Concluding observations on the combined fifth and sixth periodic reports of Poland’. The CAT recommended the necessity to incorporate in the Polish Criminal Code offences to punish hate crimes as acts of discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation, disability, or age. CAT also ‘urges the State party to take all necessary measures to combat discrimination and violence against persons of Arab, Asian and African origin, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and persons belonging to Roma community as well as take effective measures to prevent manifestation of anti-semitism in all its forms’

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