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Human rights in Poland have vastly improved after the fall of communism in 1989 and replacement of the old repressive regime with the modern, democratic government.

A 2007 report by United States Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor noted that "[Polish] government generally respects the human rights of its citizens"; it did however note some problems, such as inefficient judiciary, police misconduct, poor prison conditions and other issues.

More recently, in 2007 the issue of LGBT rights in Poland and negative attitude towards the Polish LGBT community by the conservative government of the Kaczyński twins have been an issue of some controversy among Western pro-gay activists.

Poland has abolished the death penalty and has ratified the International Criminal Court agreement. It is part to all important international agreements relevant to human rights.



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Further reading

  • Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala, Human Rights in Polish Foreign Policy after 1989, Warszawa 2006, ISBN 83-89607-46-8, [1]
  • James E. Will, Church and State in the Struggle for Human Rights in Poland, Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 2, No. 1 (1984), pp. 153-176 (article consists of 24 pages), JSTOR

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