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10 March 2022


Ominous coincidence of dates

The selectivity in complying with ECtHR judgments was dressed up to appear as the checking of the constitutionality of the provisions of an international convention.  This is why the operative part of the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal states that Article 6 of the ECHR is unconstitutional, which in itself is outrageous. 

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PiS wants to fight Putin, but save its own Putinism

PiS claims there are fewer attacks on the EU and Brussels, but this is only ostensible peace. The propaganda of the authorities targeted at the EU is sending the message: since there is a war, let us rule without restrictions.

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If Brussels buys Duda’s offer, it will turn judges into fools and condemn Poland to a drift towards dictatorship

The European Commission is to decide whether to unfreeze billions for Poland from the EU’s Reconstruction Fund. It should not ‘buy’ President Duda’s or the Law and Justice party’s (PiS’s) offer. It needs to demand the full restoration of the rule of law. Otherwise, it will condemn the courts to ultimate destruction, reward ‘sly judges’ and antagonise the judicial community.

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PiS wants to leave the illegal Disciplinary Chamber intact. It has submitted a bill countering President Duda

A group of PiS MPs have submitted a bill to the Sejm which they claim will implement the CJEU ruling and unlock billions of euros for Poland. However, PiS does not want to liquidate the Disciplinary Chamber, but only take away its disciplinary cases regarding judges. PiS’s bill strikes at Duda’s initiative.

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Liquidation of the Disciplinary Chamber. Duda’s and Manowska’s bill contains traps

The Disciplinary Commissioner will be able to prosecute a judge who interprets that the Catholic Church is liable for the crime of paedophilia of its subordinates.  And this is just one of the possible dangers contained in the presidential bill.

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Under the rule of PiS, Poland could become the last bastion of right-wing populism in the EU

This year will be crucial for Poland’s place in the EU. The most important decisions will be made in Warsaw. They will determine the parameters of not only Poland’s policy in the EU, but also its national policy for a long time. The dispute over integration will become its inseparable dimension.

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How did PiS cheat the MPs? Gazeta Wyborcza daily reveals the backstage of the purchase of Pegasus

The purchase of the Pegasus system with funding from the Justice Fund was an operation that was planned precisely by the Ministry of Justice and the Anti-Corruption Bureau; it was camouflaged at every stage, writes ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’ on Monday.

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Polish Ombudsman’s arguments ignored by captured Constitutional Tribunal at hearing in case K 6/21

The Polish politically captured Constitutional Tribunal ruled in case K 6 /21 that it is not a court within the meaning of the European Convention on Human Rights. It also ruled that the European Court of Human Rights cannot judge the legality of judicial appointments. We publish argumentation presented in the case before the Constitutional Tribunal by the Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Devastating audit findings in the Justice Fund. The findings of the Supreme Audit Office

According to the Supreme Audit Office, Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro gave out hundreds of millions of zlotys from the Justice Fund wastefully, inexpediently and without control. ‘He did not react to conflicts of interest and corruption mechanisms,’ the auditors found.

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The president, prosecutor general, and Sejm support the PM’s motion to the Constitutional Tribunal that leads to legal PolExit

Ombudsman Adam Bodnar was defending Poland’s place in the legal order of the EU at the Tribunal. Meanwhile, the President, the Prosecutor General and the Sejm agree with Minister Morawiecki’s motion to the Constitutional Tribunal. The hearing was adjourned until Thursday 15 July at 1 p.m.

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