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Newly appointed judges will be able to run for the reformed National Council of the Judiciary (KRS). The Senate has passed the bill with amendments.

The Senate has voted on the amendment to the KRS Act. Several dozen amendments have been introduced to the draft, including a very important one – granting newly appointed judges the right to stand for election to the Council. This is the result of the Venice Commission’s opinion. But discussions with President Duda also concerned this issue.

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Change of Course: Polish Government Aims to Uphold Decisions of European Tribunals

The new government is clearly signaling to both the Polish and global public opinion, as well as to EU institutions and the Council of Europe, that it will abide by the rulings of the CJEU and the ECHR.

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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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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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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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Lex Tusk is violating EU law, the European Commission has to intervene [analysis]

The commission investigating Russian influence, seen as a tool against Donald Tusk and the ‘enemies’ of PiS, could result in the blocking of EU funds for Poland.

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How independent judges are harassed in PiS’s and Ziobro’s Poland [Osiatyński’s Archive’s analysis]

The system of repression of judges defending the rule of law has been changing over the years. What measures are used today to intimidate defenders of the rule of law? Osiatyński Archive’s special analysis

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