She has been adjudicating in the criminal division for 30 years. Ziobro’s man transferred her to the labour division. ‘They showed contempt’
‘This is a show of contempt for the work we do. The authorities are proving that they can do anything they like with a judge,’ commented Judge Marzanna Piekarska-Drążek of the Court of Appeal in Warsaw in an interview with Onet on the decision to move her to the labour and social insurance division after 30 years of adjudicating in the criminal division. On Monday, after returning from her holiday, she found out that she is to work in a completely different place from next week.
President Duda attacks the judges again: they want power. Nonsense, the judges are defending the Constitution and EU law
President Andrzej Duda attacked the organizations of judges for challenging the Polish National Recovery Plan before the CJEU. According to the President, judges want to govern. However, Duda does not understand how the separation of powers works and does not know that judges can protest and express their opinions.
Schab, Ziobro’s ‘enforcer’, confirms: the repressions in the court of appeal are for applying EU law
Piotr Schab, president of the Court of Appeal in Warsaw, confirmed that the transfer of two judges to different divisions is a penalty for applying judgments of the ECtHR and the CJEU. Schab and his deputy, Radzik, will face criminal liability in the future for the repressions.
How can the Constitutional Tribunal be repaired? Sadurski: Removing the stand-ins isn’t enough, you have to go further
Professor Wojciech Sadurski, a constitutionalist, proposes his concept for repairing the Constitutional Tribunal. ‘The current Constitutional Tribunal is one hundred percent illegitimate,’ he argues. And explains why he thinks so, and how to remedy this if the opposition wins the elections.
Kaczyński at a rally in Płock, suddenly asked about the ‘milestones’ in the National Recovery Plan. ‘No more of this good stuff!’
‘We have really demonstrated maximum goodwill. From the point of view of the treaties, we are under no obligation to listen to the Union on the justice system. None whatsoever,’ said Jarosław Kaczyński, when asked about the ‘milestones’ in the National Recovery Plan during a successive pre-election meeting.
They are allowed more. How judges of the Constitutional Tribunal ridicule the rules on being apolitical and the dignity of the office
A motion has been filed with the Constitutional Tribunal to punish retired Judge Wojciech Hermeliński for allegedly breaching the principles of judicial ethics. We look at statements made by the current judges of the Constitutional Tribunal in terms of their ‘apolitical nature’ and ‘good practices’
The PiS government will spend billions from the EU in secret. And the EU will let them do this
Mateusz Morawiecki’s government will not publicize who exactly will receive money from the EU Recovery Fund. EU regulations enable it to do this, as they do not prevent embezzlement. In Poland’s case, this applies to more than 164 billion zlotys
E-mail scandal. Dworczyk discussed the timing of forthcoming judgments of the Constitutional Tribunal with Przyłębska
Michał Dworczyk discussed the forthcoming decisions of the Constitutional Tribunal with Julia Przyłębska – as arises from the e-mails posted on Poufna Rozmowa. The head of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery reported on his discussion with the president of the Constitutional Tribunal in e-mails to Mateusz Morawiecki.
Judiciary in Poland: an ongoing decay of the rule of law
If you are a Polish judge and you intend to apply European standards on judicial independence, think twice. You are facing suspension, as well as disciplinary and criminal proceedings. Either the end of your career or, at best, a long and unpleasant break. This is the situation in Poland, a European Union Member State, at the dawn of the 21st century.
The unruly media of the authorities, namely editors Morawiecki and Dworczyk in the Karnowskis’ portal
Mateusz Morawiecki’s close associates have prepared a ready interview attacking the judges who ruled unfavourably for the prime minister during the local elections. It was published by the pro-government portal wPolityce.pl run by the brothers Jacek and Michał Karnowski.
How independent judges are harassed in PiS’s and Ziobro’s Poland [Osiatyński’s Archive’s analysis]
Illegal interference with final rulings. 43 judges of the Court of Appeal in Warsaw protest
Illegal National Council for Judiciary closes off the takeover of the Supreme Court. Landing of neo-judges in the Civil Chamber
Ziobro’s ‘enforcers’ are after Judges Głowacka and Barańska for applying EU law
Can the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court expect chaos? Much depends on the new president