Translation of Supreme Court rulings applying ECJ judgment of 19 November 2019
Court of Justice holds that domestic courts are to review the independence of the new National Council of the Judiciary and the Disciplinary Chamber
Disciplinary Chamber tries to shut Juszczyszyn up by suspending him and reducing his salary
The Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court has suspended Paweł Juszczyszyn indefinitely for his attempt to review the legality of the new National Council of the Judiciary and the status of a judge that body appointed. The Disciplinary Chamber ruled that he had no right to do so. The judge’s defenders announced that he would show up for work because the Disciplinary Chamber’s decisions are illegal.
Hungary’s captured media: What can Poland learn to defend freedom of press?
Independent media are a vital element of liberal democracy. Zselyke Csaky explains changes in the Hungarian legal and media market landscape and how media in other countries can learn to be more resilient against government pressure.
Poland’s judges implementing Supreme Court resolution of their own accord
Judges from Kraków and Słupsk, as well as judges’ associations, want justices promoted by the new National Council of the Judiciary to refrain from hearing cases. In Łódź, one such judge decided on his own to stop adjudicating, and the court’s president has stopped assigning him new cases. This is a reaction to the historic resolution taken by the College of the Supreme Court.
CJEU President: European Union is not crushing the member states. They are the EU
Prof. Koen Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, explains why mutual trust and judicial independence are of fundamental importance to the EU Member States
Constitutional cat-and-mouse continues with Tribunal ruling
The following is an English translation of the decision taken by Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal to suspend the Supreme Court resolution of 23 January.
Łętowska: A wise, forward-looking resolution by the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court’s resolution avoids the competence dispute that political decisions sought to force it into. In its resolution of 23 January, it explained what an independent court is. It also told judges to be careful when ruling, for them to be sure they and their colleagues are all above board.
Duda shocks with hate speech attack on Polish judges
Polish President Andrzej Duda’s recent remarks on judges have provoked a fierce response. “The suggestion that judges are irresponsible and ‘should be eliminated’ because otherwise ‘Poland will never be a normal country’ is an example of hate speech, which can lead to violence directed against individual judges,” writes Iustitia, the largest association of judges in Poland.
Translation of Polish Supreme Court resolution on judicial appointments
Poland’s Supreme Court has adopted a resolution on the legality of judicial appointments made by the reconstituted National Council of the Judiciary and on rulings by the new Disciplinary Chamber. What follows is a translation of that ruling into English.
The European Commission intervenes on “LGBT-free” zones in Poland
A compelling speech by the Commissioner for Human Rights in defence of the EU. PiS’s attacks “distort the Union’s image”
Stępkowski: The case of the Judge Tuleya’s immunity is not covered by the CJEU’s decision
The Disciplinary Chamber will examine the case of judge Igor Tuleya despite CJEU order
Presidential elections in Poland: what we know so far