Prosecutor’s attempt to suppress freedom of speech [L.Balcerowicz’s statement]
Prosecutor Bogdan Święczkowski announces the doctrine of infallibility of the Ziobro-Święczkowski prosecutor’s office.
The Powerlessness of the Rule of Law: Labels as Decorum
The rule of law reigns in Poland, but does not necessarily govern. And reigning without governing means powerlessness – writes Ewa Łętowska.
The Disciplinary System of Judges Under the Control of the Minister of Justice
Through the Act of 8 December 2017 on the Supreme Court, drafted by the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, the Law and Justice party has made radical changes in the system of judges’ disciplinary responsibility
Victims without help. Millions from Ziobro’s fund to fly-by-night organizations
Competitive bids for providing assistance to victims of crime are being won by organisations with no experience, but with political connections with Zbigniew Ziobro and PiS. The losers are organisations that have been helping victims for years. Victims are also losing – they have no one to turn to for help.
US Department of State: in 2018 Polish government adopted measures that might have limited judicial independence
In the annual report of the US Department of State on observance of human rights in, the American lawmakers state that during the year 2018 the Polish government continued to implement and introduce new measures related to the judiciary that drew strong criticism from some legal experts, NGOs, and international organizations. Some claim that the government’s measures limited the scope of judicial independence
Batory Foundation report: “Under siege. Why Polish courts matter for Europe and the case for infringement proceedings”
In the report published on 20 March 2019 by the Stefan Batory Foundation in cooperation with the European Stability Initiative, the two organisations discuss the state of rule of law in Poland. The authors argue that the EU should use its most effective tool to defend the rule of law and lodge another complaint to the Court of Justice of the EU
Judge penalized for a just judgment on a whim of Justice Minister. Precedent in the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court
Judge Alina Czubieniak did not agree for an intellectually disabled illiterate boy without a defence attorney to be held in custody. Minister Ziobro did not like her judgment, because the local press was roaring that the judge had released a ‘paedophile’. The minister wanted the judge to receive a disciplinary penalty and the new Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court has just punished the judge for her verdict
Announcement: Launching New Resource on Rule of Law in Poland
Rule of Law in Poland is a new English-language online resource on the backsliding of the rule of law in Poland
The European Court of Human Rights will assess whether Poland breached Igor Tuleya’s rights through disciplinary action
‘We, in Poland, are witnessing a unique revolution in Poland against the rule of law’
‘LGBT-free’ municipalities will not receive millions of zlotys from Norwegian funds
Public prosecutor enters the home of a judge fighting for independent courts in Poland
PiS rejects the candidate for the Ombudsman supported by 700 civic organisations