Decision of the District Court for Warszawa Praga-Południe of September 30th 2013 ended a 10 week lasting drama of Katarzyna Boryc and her family. Two of her children, taken away by the police in July 2013, were released from wrongly ordered foster care. This family tragedy occurred without prior judgment of the court and with flagrant violation of the law by the social care staff and police officers. In early September Ordo Iuris launched its lawsuit intervention program leading before the end of the month to a successful end.
The District Court for Warszawa Praga-Południe acceded to the Ordo Iuris request, indicating no legal ground for holding children in an orphanage. All known facts amounts to the conclusion that children were taken away illegally and without reason. Lawyers are analyzing ways of drawing the legal consequences to persons who are responsible for this flagrant misconduct.
The Ordo Iuris institute has submitted a special report to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in order to direct its attention to the issues surrounding the lives of disabled children before birth and the insufficient protection of their lives in the Polish legislation.
On 6 October this year, Ordo Iuris Institute, joined by 17 pro-life organizations from Canada and Poland, submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee its position on the draft General Comment to Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.