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Profile of registrant

Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

Identification number in the register: 63048286125-02
Registration date: 30/06/11 16:04:54

The information on this organisation was last modified on 03/06/14 09:37:03
The date of the last annual update was 03/06/14 09:37:03

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
Acronym: HFHR
Legal status: foundation
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Danuta Przywara
Position: President of the board

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska
Position: lawyer, project coordinator

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 11 Zgoda 
Warszawa 00-018
Telephone number: (+48) 828 10 08
Fax number: (+48) 556 44 50
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR) is a non-governmental organization established in 1989 in order to promote human rights and the rule of law as well as to contribute to the development of an open society in Poland.
Its creation was preceded by the seven year of activity of the Helsinki Committee in Poland, which existed in the underground since 1982.
One of the activities of HFHR includes participating in legal actions undertaken for the public interest such as representing parties and preparing legal submissions to national and international courts and tribunals. Another activity is advocacy for changes of laws or practices which violate human rights.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

HFHR appealed on several occasions to Polish Members of the European Parliament. Cases concerned the new media law in Hungary and the human rights violation in Belarus. All letters are available on the website. HFHR participated in the consultations concerning data retention.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights


Total number of members that are natural persons: 50
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

HFHR is a member of the Human Rights House Network, DARE network and a member of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency Platform.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 1,982,571
of which public financing: 1,954,635
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 1,224,592
- from national sources: 642,288
- from local/regional sources:
National Endowment for Democracy : 87,755
from other sources: 27,936
- donations: 27,936
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.