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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 […]
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.
Electoral Code. PiS’s amendments strike at the secrecy of elections; some will obstruct their organization [INTERVIEW]
It is already too late to amend the electoral code. While some of the changes are dangerous and harmful – one by one, Adam Gendźwiłł, an expert on electoral systems and local government politics, presents the damage that PiS’s bill brings
‘What a bastard’, ‘dick’, ‘the Yanks want to fuck us over with the kikes’ – this is the language of the judges from Kasta/Antykasta group
Insults addressed to independent judges, ‘jokes’ about Jews, insults addressed to ‘moron’ teachers, some of whom need to be ‘kicked the f**k out…’ – this is how the judges from the new NCJ, the disciplinary commissioners and judges from the ministry of justice spoke [OKO.press’s and Onet’s investigation].
Lex Woś. Solidarna Polska wants to ‘deputinise’ NGOs with an Act taken straight from Putin’s Russia
Lex Woś is part of the government camp’s actions targeted at the third sector of social organisations, but the moment is particularly important.
Despite the war, PiS is on a collision course with the EU and wants to elect a neo-NCJ mk II. People associated with Ziobro will end up there.
The Law and Justice party (PiS) is continuing to breach the rule of law and exacerbate the conflict with the EU. The ruling party has already agreed on a list of 15 candidates for the neo-NCJ II, which gives nominations to judges. It will be even worse than the current one, because the list contains “hawks” headed by Łukasz Piebiak.
A Kraków judge’s order in which he asks about neo-judges has been removed from the case files. It was replaced with a photocopy without this question.
by Jarosław Sidorowicz An order in which Kraków-based Judge Waldemar Żurek asks his superiors whether they had taken steps to ensure that neo-judges did not issue rulings that could result in damages in the future was removed from his case files. Instead, a photocopy of the same document was inserted, but without that question. […]
Ziobro is going for the Supreme Court. He wants to liquidate it and appoint a shell Supreme Court with neo-judges
Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro wants to remove the legal judges from the Supreme Court. The current Supreme Court is to be liquidated under the guise of implementing a CJEU ruling, to be replaced by a small Supreme Court with only 30 vetted judges. This radical plan is in conflict with Duda’s and PiS’s bills.
A war is being waged in the Kraków court. The judges are to examine their own independence
The Kraków judges have an uphill struggle. A special department has been formed. According to the president of the Regional Court – not against them. They, however, are of a different opinion.
Mission Possible, or in other words how to restore the rule of law
Our proposal justly differentiates the situations of judges who knowingly chose promotion, while other boycotted defective recruitments – argue lawyers from the Free Courts initiative Michał Wawrykiewicz, Paulina Kieszkowska-Knapik, Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram, Maria Ejchart-Dubois