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Will the convicted supervise the judges in Poland?

In the Ministry of Justice, convicted persons without a higher education degree will be able to supervise courts and judges. An amendment to this end, using the insertion method, has been included in PiS’s draft amendment to the act on misdemeanours.

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Report: Rule of Law in Poland 2020: How to contain the Crisis and reform the Justice System?

In its concluding report, the Civil Development Forum (FOR) evaluates plans to contain the crisis and focuses on genuine reforms in Poland’s justice system

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The Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court will deal with the case of Judge Józef Iwulski’s immunity on 21 January

‘The Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court has set the date for examining the case of immunity of a judge of that court, the President of the Labour and Social Insurance Chamber, Józef Iwulski, on 21 January next year,’ Piotr Falkowski, that Chamber’s press officer, informed the Polish Press Agency PAP.

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The National Public Prosecutor’s Office is prosecuting seven judges for taking decisions which favour an oppressed prosecutor

The special internal department of the National Prosecutor’s Office has called for a special investigation into seven judges from Cracow. All of them issued judgments concerning the prosecutor Mariusz Krasoń, who has been persecuted for displaying independence. This is a case of clear interference in the judges’ work, and of putting pressure on one of them.

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Report: The rule of law crisis in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

Civil Development Forum (FOR) presents the third report on the crisis of the rule of law in Poland. This part deals with the rule of law and the functioning of the legal system during the COVID-19 pandemic

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5 Member States support the European Commission in Case 791/19: what they said

Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Finland support the European Commission and demand the Court of Justice declares that the Polish government violates the Union law in case C-791/19 regarding the disciplinary system for judges

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Repressions for independence. A prosecutor did not want to arrest participants of the protest, so he was transferred.

Prosecutor Wojciech Pełeszok did not want to support the arrests of demonstrators. He was posted to a prosecution office at a level lower. This is how you break someone’s back: punishing, for example, for taking advantage of the guarantee of independence. Other prosecutors see this – and prefer to be obedient.

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Tribunal’s ruling on abortion to be ‘corrected’. PiS politicians to the judges: give us some leeway

The Law and Justice (PiS) party will want to change the legal consequences of the Constitutional Tribunal’s judgment on abortion. In order for this to be possible, however, the Tribunal’s judges have to leave such room for interpretation in the written justification, as, according to Onet’s information, the politicians in the ruling camp have requested.

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Judge Tuleya asks EU court in his last ruling

We obtained Igor Tuleya’s last decision to refer four questions to the Court of Justice in connection with his alleged suspension by the ‘Disciplinary Chamber’

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The ‘Disciplinary Chamber’ has suspended Judge Tuleya and allowed criminal charges to be brought against him

The illegally constituted Disciplinary Chamber has lifted the immunity of Judge Igor Tuleya, which will allow the National Prosecutor’s Office to bring absurd criminal charges against him for admitting journalists to an announcement of a ruling which was important to the public. Tuleya was also suspended from his duties as a judge and had his salary reduced by 25%.

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