D4.1 Country Report | November 2021
Author: Maria Moulin-Stożek – Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa
This report considers the evolution and main stages of the Polish national counter-radicalization framework and its effectiveness. Preventing extremism plays a vital role in ensuring an open and tolerant society. An important aspect of many forms of extremism is the use of harmful activities such as terror attacks and threats of violence. Resorting to these measures affects not only the immediate victims of violent extremism, but also other citizens by inhibiting them from enjoying their fundamental freedoms. On the other hand, policing extremism can affect human rights too, and counter-terrorist measures may lead to limiting fundamental rights. Examined in this report are some of the key constitutional concepts for discussing legal context of radicalization in Poland: freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, freedom of association and non-discrimination.