On September 21, 2023, a debate was held by the HANTON Law Firm and the Pro Railway Foundation, entitled. "Fighting transport exclusion - How to effectively develop public transportation in the regions?". The event received recognition from the participants and was appreciated as an important forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience related to the issues of fighting transport exclusion. The subject matter of the event turned out to be so interesting that room 1A of the TRAKO fair was almost completely filled.
The official opening and introduction was conducted by Managing Partner of the HANTON Law Firm r.pr. Dr. Michał Zięba and President of the Pro Kolej Foundation Dr. Jakub Majewski.
The debate was preceded by an introductory speech by a representative of the Ombudsman's Office, Mr. Krzysztof Szerkus. The representative of the Ombudsman discussed the issue of the right to public transportation as a potential civil right. The lecture outlined the thesis that transportation exclusion can limit or even prevent the realization of an individual's civil rights arising directly from the Polish Constitution.
The panel discussion included six speakers:
The moderator of the debate was Managing Partner of HANTON Law Firm r.pr. Dr. Michał Zięba.
During the debate, speakers discussed such topics as:
Attorney Michał Zięba summarized the main points of the discussion, pointing out that while the right to public transportation does not derive directly from the Constitution, the lack of such transportation prevents the realization of other civil rights. As the representative of the Ombudsman's Office rightly emphasized, although the existence or operation of public transportation is not a constitutional right of a citizen, it is a condition that enables (often necessary) the realization of many civil rights and freedoms, in particular to health care, education, work, freedom of movement and the choice of residence and domicile. In conclusion, it can also be argued that the constitutional imperative to protect the environment further reinforces the State's obligation (understood in the largo sense, including local government bodies) to develop public transportation, which may provide an additional argument for intensifying the State's efforts to counter transport exclusion.
After the event, participants had the opportunity to network and exchange insights related to the all-important topic of transportation exclusion.
We would like to thank the panelists for an interesting and substantive discussion, and the participants in the audience for such a large presence.
Honorary patronage of the event was assumed by:
Media patrons were:
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On September 21, 2023, a debate was held by the HANTON Law Firm and the Pro Railway Foundation, entitled. "Fighting transport exclusion - How to effectively develop public transportation in the regions?"
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