Polish NGOs call on the President of Poland not to swear in new Supreme Court judges
There are times when history goves us a choice, write Polish NGOs to President Andrzej Duda
An open letter in defense of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Poland Professor Małgorzata Gersdorf
We firmly hold the view that Professor Małgorzata Gersdorf is the only lawful and legitimate incumbent of the office of Chief Justice until 30 April 2020, i.e. until the end of her constitutionally designated term of office
Devastation of Poland’s Supreme Court and judicial independence: the situation in July 2018
Following initiation of infringement procedure by the EC, the ruling majority made a deliberate effort to take over the Supreme Court in July 2018, before the EU Court of Justice had a chance to assess the law on the Supreme Court.
Letter from the International Commission of Jurists to President Andrzej Duda regarding the restoration of the independence of the judiciary in Poland
The International Commission of Jurists condemn the recent forced retirement of 27 out of 72 Polish Supreme Court justices, including its President Małgorzata Gersdorf,and urge you to act immediately to restore the independence of the judiciary by reinstating them in office.
Statement from the President of the CCBE regarding the situation in Poland 10/07/2018
The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe represents, through its National Bar members, more than 1 million European Union, the European Economic Area, and wider Europe. On 10 July 2018 CCBE published a press release on the situation the Supreme Court of Poland
Human Rights Commissioners condemn attacks on acting Commissioner Dr Adam Bodnar
Joint statement of July 2018 in defense of acting Human Rights Commissioner who had been subject of political attacks
Changes to Supreme Court introduced on the 3rd of July 2018
Judge Darisz Mazur on the changes in the Supreme Court of Poland including Disciplinary Chamber and Chamber of Extraordinary Claim and Internal Affairs
Functioning of the Constitutional Tribunal 2014-2017 – Report of the Stefan Batory Foundation Legal Expert Group
Based on Constitutional Tribunal own data, the report highlights significant drop of CT proceedings in 2017. In addition, the adjudicating panel selection and disqualification motions justify concerns about the possibility of the current CT management using its powers to achieve a specific decision on the merits.
The Polish Law on the Supreme Court in light of rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Legal analysis from June 2018 argues that Polish legislation was at that time violating EU Treaties and Charter of Fundamental Rights, that it remains in competence of the Court of Justice and potential insufficient implementation of the ruling could lead to financial penalties.
Where the law ends. The collapse of the rule of law in Poland – and what to do
The authors, from Batory Foundation Idea Forum and ESI, argue that the Polish case is a test whether it is possible to create a Soviet-style justice system, where the control of courts, prosecutors and judges lies with the executive and a single party, in an EU member state.
New Supreme Court chamber strikes at Zbigniew Ziobro: the minister cannot suspend judges for judgments passed
A legal judge of the Supreme Court is not afraid of the muzzle regulations and challenges the status of neo-judges of the Supreme Court
She has been adjudicating in the criminal division for 30 years. Ziobro’s man transferred her to the labour division. ‘They showed contempt’
President Duda attacks the judges again: they want power. Nonsense, the judges are defending the Constitution and EU law
Schab, Ziobro’s ‘enforcer’, confirms: the repressions in the court of appeal are for applying EU law