Today Poland announced that it will not send representatives to the Venice commission, a meeting of an international human rights body.

Poland’s Foreign Ministry told The Associated Press they would not be attending the meeting due to fears that their presence would legitimize a commission they consider to be biased.

It was expected that the commission would have held the right wing Polish government under scrutiny for their recent stance on Human Rights.

This decision coincides with a sharp rise in xenophobic attacks on Europeans in Poland. The most recent of which occurred over the weekend as a Turkish student was attacked inside a shop.

 

By Matthew JW and Jack MP

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