Sham constitutional tribunal declares Strasbourg court judgment ‘non-existent’

In response to a request to remove an unlawful judge from a bench, the Constitutional Tribunal decided that the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights concerning the Tribunal’s composition is of no legal significance.

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Poles object to former PiS MPs, Pawłowicz and Piotrowicz, being appointed to the captured Constitutional Tribunal [OPINION POLL]

In the Ipsos poll* for OKO.press, Poles were asked whether they think it is appropriate that people who until recently were PiS MPs, active in public life, are the Constitutional Tribunal judges. As many as 65% of the respondents said it was wrong, with as many as 49% saying it was “decidedly wrong”. Just 23% said it was normal practice.

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Scandalous attack by the political NCJ on the court in Bydgoszcz and Judge Juszczyszyn’s lawyer

The new NCJ, which is supposed to defend the independence of the courts, has itself attacked the court in Bydgoszcz for reinstating Judge Paweł Juszczyszyn. It has also attacked the judge’s lawyer, who is demanding that the First President of the Supreme Court enforce the ruling in Juszczyszyn’s case.

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Ziobro’s people want to silence Judge Gąciarek for defending the free courts and Igor Tuleya

Independent Judge Piotr Gąciarek from Warsaw has been removed from adjudicating in important criminal cases. He will be assigned to a quieter division in the court. This is a demotion for him and a punishment for his bold speech in court in defence of the free courts. Ziobro’s disciplinary commissioner is also taking an interest in Gąciarek

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PM action to review constitutionality of EU Treaty now in English

We obtained an English translation of the Prime Minister Morawiecki application for constitutional review of the Treaty on the European Union dated 29 March 2021

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Education Minister wants to teach Polish pupils that the European Union is no longer based on the rule of law

Minister of Education Przemysław Czarnek commented on curriculum in Polish schools. During history lessons, pupils will hear about all the events that “are of exceptional importance to the fate of the Polish State”. One such topic is the alleged “evolution of the European Union from an entity that was based on the rule of law to an entity that is not based on the rule of law”. “Education of pride” is to replace “education of shame”.

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Court suspends Disciplinary Chamber decision in judge Juszczyszyn case

We obtained the latest statement of Michał Romanowski and Katarzyna Zarzycka, judge Juszczyszyn counsels, regarding further interim measure halting the binding force of the decision to suspend the judge in his official duties.

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Polish court challenges Disciplinary Chamber’s order. Judge Paweł Juszczyszyn can return to adjudicating

This is a precedent-setting and sensational judgment. For the first time, a Polish court has directly challenged a decision of the illegal Disciplinary Chamber. The judgment of the court in Olsztyn is immediately enforceable, which means that Pawel Juszczyszyn can return to work in court.

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After the judgment of the Supreme Administrative Court. The nominations for the new Supreme Court judges, including President Manowska, are invalid

In precedent-setting judgments, the Supreme Administrative Court undermined the validity of the selection of the new Supreme Court judges. It ruled that the recruitment to the Supreme Court was defective from the outset, while the new NCJ, which gave the nominations, was dependent on the politicians. The Supreme Administrative Court’s judgments have now opened the door to declaring the new Supreme Court judges illegal.

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Counsels of vocal judges urge EU official to take further actions to defend the rule of law

We obtained a letter sent to the Vice President of the European Commission, Věra Jourová, by counsels of judge Paweł Juszczyszyn and Igor Tuleya.

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