Bodnar: ‘I will hold Ziobro’s people accountable. I will change the courts, I will give the prosecutors independence’

Adam Bodnar announces 9 Acts reforming the justice administration. First, the NCJ, the Constitutional Tribunal and the prosecution service, and the solution of the problem of Ziobro’s nominees in the courts – Schab, Radzik, Lasota and Nawacki. He describes his relations with Tusk. He talks about the ‘shocking scale’ of the surveillance with Pegasus

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The courts are increasingly frequently awarding compensation to activists for mass breaches of their rights by the police

‘Groundless’, ‘incorrect’ and often also ‘illegal’ detentions, police brutality, humiliation – demonstrators are being awarded from several to up to 20,000 zlotys by court order for that. Increasingly more activists are filing successive claims

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Bodnar: Accountability, liquidation of the neo-NCJ and review of neo-judges. The courts must be for the people

Laws fixing the courts must be enacted and, if there are presidential vetoes, other solutions should be found. Hold those who broke the law accountable, tidy up the law after Ziobro. The prosecution service is to be reformed – this is what Senator Adam Bodnar, the favourite for the position of the new minister of justice, tells OKO.press about fixing the courts

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Designation of ad hoc judge by the ECtHR in Wałęsa v. Poland

Designation, by ECtHR Chamber President, of Judge Ktistakis as Ad Hoc Judge: Commentary by Andrzej Drzemczewski

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The government approved a Polish candidate to the office of judge of the CJEU

The PiS government has been trying to select a candidate for the position of judge of the Court of Justice of the EU for two years. The lost election accelerated the matter and the inter-ministerial group nominated Dr Hab. Dobrochna Bach-Golecka, a lawyer and theologian

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Public media in the pre-election period: responsibilities and facts

In the context of the appropriation of the public media by the ruling party, it can hardly be expected that they will comply with international, constitutional or statutory obligations. 

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Public money, party campaign

According to the Electoral Code, all parties should have a level playing field in the election campaign. Including financially. The United Right is not bothered by that.

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Unequal elections. How PiS is mixing public and party interests to remain in power

PiS has harnessed the whole of the state apparatus to the battle for remaining in power. Krzysztof Izdebski analyses how those in power are using state resources in the election campaign and how public interest is being mixed with party interest. Are elections in Poland still equal, competitive and fair?

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PiS Threatens to Take Over Courts, Liquidate Supreme Court, and Challenge CJEU

PiS is not hiding the fact that it wants to destroy the independent courts in Poland. It is admitting this in its election programme. It is promising the liquidation of the current courts and the establishment of new ones with ‘its own’ judges. Independent judges will be removed or retired

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