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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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Illegal National Council for Judiciary closes off the takeover of the Supreme Court. Landing of neo-judges in the Civil Chamber

The neo-NCJ has started to choose more neo-judges for the Supreme Court. It could nominate as many as 12. The candidates are judges who were already promoted under the current government as well as an assistant to Elzbieta Karska, the wife of PiS MEP Karol Karski. Voting will be held on 18 May.

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Changes in electoral system are intended to help PiS win the elections [interview with the former chairman of the National Electoral Commission]

‘The structure of voters has changed. This will clearly reduce PiS’s chances in the elections. A motion was filed in 2014, as well as in 2018 and six months ago. The Sejm is not dealing with it at all for the third time, even though it is obliged to respect the opinion of the National Electoral Commission (NEC),’ says the former head of the NEC, Judge Wojciech Hermeliński.

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