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Mr Krzysztof ŚMISZEK

Photo member

The Left

Chancellery of the Sejm
PL - 00-902 - Warszawa

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 25/01/2021
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 27/01/2020 to 24/01/2021

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2020 Representative - Poland

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (since 30/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 28/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Barbara NOWACKA (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 27/01/2020)


Last speeches

26/01/2021 | 11:46:24 Thank you, Mr President. I would like to thank Mr Andrea ORLANDO for his hard work and comprehensive report. It is more than six years since the process of dismantling and destruction of the rule of law began in my country. Independent institutions became the main target of the attack of the ruling party. Why? It is obvious for everyone that, in every democratic country, any unlawful action will be met with the proper response of courts acting in line with the standards: standards set up by... 29/01/2020 | 11:17:19 Thank you, Mr Chair. Freedom of religion or belief is one of the fundamental values within the Council of Europe's legal space. There is no doubt about it. Believing in whatever we want is our basic human right which cannot be undermined or interfered. It is guaranteed not only by the European Convention of Human Rights but also by most of the constitutions around the world. It is an indisputable issue! However, when debating freedom of religion we need to remember, that according to the... 28/01/2020 | 10:55:39 Thank you Mr Chair. As a newly elected member of the Polish Parliament and a newcomer to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe I must admit at the very beginning that it is very hard for me to stand in front of you and to talk about the functioning of democratic institutions in my country. After the collapse of the communist regime, Poland was regarded as a front-runner and a leader of democratic changes in the region. Gradually but consistently, my country tried to restore...