Poland to avoid rights meeting where it will face scrutiny

October 12, 2016 1:34 PM

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WARSAW, Poland – Poland says it will not send representatives to a meeting of an international human rights body that is examining controversial legislative change in the central European country, accusing the group of bias.

The Venice Commission, a body of legal experts within the Council of Europe, Europe's top human rights watchdog, is to take place Friday and Saturday. The experts are to weigh in on new Polish legislation that changes the functioning of the Constitutional Tribunal.

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