‘This time will verify which judge has a moral backbone’
‘Judge Morawiec does not even have the status of a suspect, yet she is visited at dawn. We want to express our solidarity with Beata Morawiec, judge of the District Court in Kraków, who was not afraid to stand up to Minister Zbigniew Ziobro’ – says Jakub Kościerzyński, judge of the District Court in Bydgoszcz.
The European Court of Human Rights will assess whether Poland breached Igor Tuleya’s rights through disciplinary action
Judge Igor Tuleya is accusing the Polish government of, inter alia, breaching his right to private life and his reputation in connection with disciplinary proceedings against him and summoning him as a witness in disciplinary proceedings against other judges.
‘We, in Poland, are witnessing a unique revolution in Poland against the rule of law’
We publish in full the speech made on 22 September 2020 by Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram and Michał Wawrykiewicz, attorneys-at-law representing judge Waldemar Żurek before the Court of Justice of the EU in C-487/19 case regarding the Supreme Court’s request for a preliminary ruling.
‘LGBT-free’ municipalities will not receive millions of zlotys from Norwegian funds
Municipalities that declared themselves ‘LGBT ideology-free zones’ will not receive funding from Norwegian funds. This means a loss of €3–10 million for Kraśnik alone.
Public prosecutor enters the home of a judge fighting for independent courts in Poland
The public prosecutor, assisted by the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CAB), entered Judge Beata Morawiec’s house a little after 6 a.m. on 18 September. Threatening to search the house, he took her official laptop containing sensitive data. Judge Morawiec is the president of the Themis association of judges, which defends the courts and criticizes the Minister of Justice, Zbigniew Ziobro.
PiS rejects the candidate for the Ombudsman supported by 700 civic organisations
PiS deputies did not even hear out the social candidate for the office of Ombudsman Zuzanna Rudzińska-Bluszcz. Even so, they gave her a negative opinion at the parliamentary committee meeting. PiS wants to take over the office of Ombudsman with the help of the Constitutional Tribunal.
Report: Rule of Law in Poland in 2020
The rule of law in Poland and other member states is important not only for the citizens of these countries, but also for the future of the European project as a club of countries with high-quality democratic institutions safeguarding human rights – says Civil Development Forum (FOR)
Ziobro’s people are prosecuting a insubordinate prosecutor for entries on Twitter
The Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro’s disciplinary commissioner is prosecuting Krzysztof Parchimowicz for criticizing the management of the prosecution service on Twitter. He is also under threat of disciplinary action for supporting a colleague who was being prosecuted.
Planned changes in the Supreme Court and common courts in Poland
20–30 judges of almost 100 are to remain in the Supreme Court. The remainder will be retired.
Kaczyński threatens judges in Poland with disciplinary proceedings for court judgments
Jarosław Kaczyński: “there is indeed a problem in Poland with the rule of law, but the main sources of this state of affairs are court judgments contra legem. It is our duty to ensure that these judgments made in conflict with the law are swiftly revoked and the judges who issue them held accountable on disciplinary charges and, consequently, removed from the profession.”
Judge Piotr Gąciarek was suspended by Ziobro’s nominee for implementing EU law
Journalists at the border. The statement of Polish media
Ziobro breached the CJEU judgment and suspended Judge Synakiewicz for applying EU law
More than 800 journalists in defence of TVN: “The ruling party is raising its hand against media independence”
Devastating audit findings in the Justice Fund. The findings of the Supreme Audit Office