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Polish MPs elect new commissioner for children's rights

28.11.2023 16:30
Poland's lower house of parliament has elected lawyer and activist Monika Horna-Cieślak as the country's new commissioner for children's rights.
Monika Horna-Cieślak.
Monika Horna-Cieślak.PAP/Leszek Szymański

MPs elected Horna-Cieślak in a 246-195 vote, with three abstentions, on Tuesday, Polish state news agency PAP reported.

Horna-Cieślak, a lawyer and children's rights activist, was backed by four opposition parties led by the liberal Civic Coalition (KO).

She previously ran campaigns for children's rights, worked with the Council of Europe on human rights education for legal professionals, and co-drafted some of Poland's legislation on children's rights, including a minors' protection law, the PAP news agency reported.


Source: PAPTVP Info