Human Rights Cities as an Emerging Players in Human Rights Protection System. Remarks based on Polish Human Rights Cities Experience.

Local governments are more and more involved in the process of the protection of human rights, which is sometimes described as ‘glocalisation’ of human rights law. This is also an aspect of a broader trend of engaging some of the cities in international law and policy. This trend is generally seen as an opportunity for human rights protection. The research question that the paper will attempt to answer is whether cities’ involvement in human rights may be sometimes a threat to human rights? In this context a reference will be made to cities in Poland that have adopted resolutions designating them as “LGBT-free zones”, that grossly discriminate sexual minorities