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Rapid career progression of the judge who sentenced Justyna Wydrzyńska for assisting with an abortion. She was promoted straight after the verdict
by Oktawia Kromer, Gazeta Wyborcza Judge Agnieszka Brygidyr-Dorosz sentenced activist Justyna Wydrzyńska to eight months of community service on 14 March for helping to terminate a pregnancy. That same day, she received a secondment to the Court of Appeal in Warsaw by order of Minister Ziobro. Judge Brygidyr-Dorosz announced her promotion on Wednesday […]
Ziobro takes the courts in Poznań. When the lawyers found out who the new presidents were, they thought it was a joke
The new presidents of the Poznań courts had not been promoted for years; they had low appraisals, they made mistakes that were sometimes so embarrassing as sentencing innocent people. Now Ziobro is giving them a huge amount of power. The judges have been stirred up.
‘They’re finishing off the Supreme Court’. Judge Rączka talks about attempted bullying and harassment in the most important court
‘It’s beneath me to comment on Ziobro’s words that “officials from Brussels want to incapacitate Poland”,’ says Supreme Court Judge Krzysztof Rączka.
Investigation in vice-president’s case dropped after payment made to PiS. Orlen: conspiracy theory
Adam Burak, a member of Orlen’s management board, allegedly paid PLN 45,000 into PiS’s account earlier this year. According to Gazeta Wyborcza, eleven days later, the prosecutor’s office discontinued the investigation into his acceptance of a ‘personal and financial benefit’. The Anti-Corruption Bureau found that a crime had been committed – the prosecutor’s office did not. Orlen denies that the payment to PiS was connected with the discontinuation of the case.
Money, money and… money. Why does PiS want to change the Electoral Code just before the elections?
The amendments to the Electoral Code which PiS is trying to push through will not help the electoral process, but will allow the co-financing of party activity. Róża Rzeplińska of Mam Prawo Wiedzieć [I have the right to know] tells us about the new possibilities of conducting financial scams
Justice Defence Committee asks for opinion on latest court bill from the Venice Commission
In an open letter, thirteen civic society organisations write to the Senate requesting an urgent opinion from the Venice Commission on the latest amendment to the Act on the Supreme Court
PiS is preparing a ‘mace for the opposition’. The Act on the verification commission has been voted through
Despite losing the vote in the Sejm committee, PiS is pushing for the appointment of a verification commission regarding Russian influence. According to the opposition, this is an attempt to set up a kangaroo court before the elections.
The National Association of Administrative Judges official position regarding the bill amending the Act on the Supreme Court and Other Acts
“We negatively assess the member’s bill on the amendments to the Act on the Supreme Court (Sejm form 2870), which is intended to implement the “milestones” required for releasing the funds for the National Recovery Plan” – position of administrative courts judges on the proposed changes to judiciary.
Supreme Administrative Court: The Constitutional Tribunal has been infected with illegality
‘The whole of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal has lost its ability to adjudicate lawfully,’ held the Supreme Administrative Court.
‘Wyborcza’ reveals: This is how the judges were pressured in the case of the fine for neo-NCJ head, Dagmara Pawełczyk-Woicka
Zbigniew Ziobro’s schoolmate and simultaneously the head of the politicised NCJ, Dagmara Pawełczyk-Woicka, will not have to pay a fine. The decision was made in bizarre circumstances, with one of the judges reporting the suspicion of the court ruling having been illegally influenced.