Duda’s dangerous proposition. Will some of the opposition fall into this trap?
Support from a part of the opposition for the presidential bill for revitalising the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court would, among other things, be in conflict with the recently concluded Agreement for the Rule of Law. And in conflict with the rulings of the European courts – in Luxembourg and Strasbourg.
President gives an excuse
The reform of disciplinary proceedings is to involve the – repeatedly announced – liquidation of the Disciplinary Chamber and the establishment of a new Chamber, the Professional Liability Chamber. The judges of what has been the Disciplinary Chamber to date are to be parcelled out to other chambers, which means they will be dominated by neo-judges. Well, unless they choose to retire – on very financially-attractive terms.
Appeal of 50 judges from the former, legal NCJ: Dissolve the neo-NCJ, stop appointing neo-judges
Almost all judges – members of the old, legal National Council of Judiciary (Krajowa Rada Sądownictwa, KRS), which was dissolved by PiS, have signed an appeal to the authorities to implement the ECtHR and CJEU judgments. They are appealing to the authorities to appoint an NCJ which is consistent with the Constitution. They are also appealing to judges to boycott recruitment for the second term of office of the neo-NCJ.
On the prosecutor general’s motion to the Constitutional Tribunal regarding the European Convention (case K 7/21)
Just like the Prime Minister’s motion and the Constitutional Tribunal’s judgment of 7 October, the prosecutor general’s motion in case K 7/21 contains criticism of the European Court of Human Rights acts, that are nowhere to be found in the courts’ case law.
Under the rule of PiS, Poland could become the last bastion of right-wing populism in the EU
This year will be crucial for Poland’s place in the EU. The most important decisions will be made in Warsaw. They will determine the parameters of not only Poland’s policy in the EU, but also its national policy for a long time. The dispute over integration will become its inseparable dimension.
Prosecutor’s office strikes at Iustitia’s president Markiewicz. He is threatened with charges for his appeals to implement the CJEU ruling
The National Prosecutor’s Office wants to strike at the president of the association of judges, Iustitia. Krystian Markiewicz is facing criminal charges for his statements to OKO.press, in which he talks about the need to implement CJEU rulings. The prosecutor’s office wants OKO.press to hand over materials that are subject to secrecy.
Małgorzata Manowska blocks the implementation of an important CJEU judgment
Step by step, the neo-judges are taking control over the old, legal Supreme Court. The First President of the Supreme Court, Małgorzata Manowska, has just dismissed all the heads of division in the Civil Chamber. Manowska is also blocking the implementation of a CJEU ruling regarding the legality of the Supreme Court’s neo-judges
How did PiS cheat the MPs? Gazeta Wyborcza daily reveals the backstage of the purchase of Pegasus
The purchase of the Pegasus system with funding from the Justice Fund was an operation that was planned precisely by the Ministry of Justice and the Anti-Corruption Bureau; it was camouflaged at every stage, writes ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’ on Monday.
Giertych will report the matter of monitoring him to the Italian prosecution service
They were most probably afraid of the recording of Jarosław Kaczyński and Gerald Birgfellner as the latter handed Jarosław Kaczyński 50,000 zlotys in an envelope – this is what Roman Giertych says in a special recording about the reasons for using the Pegasus program against him. “From what experts at the University of Toronto told me, this was the most aggressive use of Pegasus they had observed,” he said.
Epic court ruling: Undercover cops cannot be believed because the police are looking after PiS’s interests
by Piotr Żytnicki The courts have believed police officers uncritically for years, but that may change. In Poznań, a student who was convicted after the Women’s Strike solely on the basis of the testimony of two undercover cops was acquitted. Not many court justifications have the chance of going down in history – […]
Supreme Administrative Court: The Constitutional Tribunal has been infected with illegality
‘Wyborcza’ reveals: This is how the judges were pressured in the case of the fine for neo-NCJ head, Dagmara Pawełczyk-Woicka
13 Polish NGOs call on OSCE/ODIHR to monitor 2023 elections
Judge Tuleya files a complaint with the ECtHR for his return to the court being blocked by Ziobro’s people
There is no National Recovery Plan, but PiS wants to take the monitoring committee