Marcin Wiącek visited the Refugee Centre in Nadarzyn, where he met with the Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights of Ukraine
Commissioner for Human Rights Marcin Wiącek met with the Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights of Ukraine Dmytro Lubinets and Governor of Mazowieckie Voivodeship Konstanty Radziwiłł on 7 September 2022. The meeting was held during a visit at the reception centre for refugees in Nadarzyn outside Warsaw.
The meeting was hosted by Governor of Mazowieckie Voivodeship Konstanty Radziwiłł who is responsible for the operation of the centre. The talks were also attended by Ukrainian Ambassador to Poland Vasyl Zvarych, representative of the Commissioner for International Cooperation and European Integration Volodymyr Dzhydzhora, Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights Valeri Vachev and Deputy Director of the Equal Treatment Department of the Commissioner’s Office, Marcin Sośniak.
The main topic discussed was the situation of Ukrainian citizens who have arrived in Poland in large numbers seeking refuge from the war (since 24 February 2022, the Polish Border Guard has carried out border checks of over 6 million people entering Poland from Ukraine). Their current problems and measures taken to ensure proper protection of their rights were discussed. The CHR also discussed possibilities for deepening bilateral cooperation and mutual support in international activities.
During the meeting, the Governor of Mazowieckie Voivodeship showed the delegations around the humanitarian aid centre for refugees in Nadarzyn and talked about the centre’s work. The Ombudsmen conducted a series of interviews with Ukrainian citizens staying in the centre as well as its volunteers and employees about the situation therein and current needs and problems. During his visit to the refugee centre, CHR Marcin Wiącek also talked with the commander of the police station in Nadarzyn, Marcin Kwiatkowski.
The centre, which is the largest European facility for refugees from Ukraine, was accommodating about 3,000 people on the day of the visit. It could receive up to 20,000 refugees.
Dmytro Lubinets was appointed Commissioner for Human Rights of the Ukrainian Parliament by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on July 1, 2022. He replaced Lyudmyla Denysova who was dismissed on May 31. He is a deputy of the Ukrainian Parliament and Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, De-Occupation and Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine.