Poland’s lengthy investigation into secret CIA detention continues amid criticism and a lack of transparency. The European Court of Human Rights ruled in 2014 that Poland was complicit in the rendition, secret detention, and torture of two terrorism suspects. The Committee for the Prevention of Torture has warned about a significant number of allegations of ill-treatment in police custody. Few hate crime prosecutions are brought before the courts, despite rising incidents. The UN committee on the elimination of discrimination against women recommended less restrictive conditions and clear standards for legal abortion, while conscientious objection by medical professionals made it difficult for women to obtain legal abortions.
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