Tag: democratic backsliding
The current dismantling of the rule of law in Poland
How is it that suddenly, out of nowhere, Poland, the precocious child of transformation, seems to be returning to the culture of mono-power?
How Democracy Dies (in Poland): A Case Study of Anti-Constitutional Populist Backsliding
A dramatic change occurred in Polish constitutional politics in 2015: a combined presidential and
parliamentary victory of the populist Law and Justice party [PiS] began a series of deep political and
legal changes which turned the constitutional order on its head in many respects.
In this paper, I provide a detailed account of how comprehensive and momentous the legal changes
are, in particular going so far as to dismantle institutional checks on the government (including
paralysis the Constitution al Tribunal, and then conversion of it into an active supporter of the government) and
to erode a number of individual and political rights, such as the right to assembly and privacy.
Bodnar: ‘I will hold Ziobro’s people accountable. I will change the courts, I will give the prosecutors independence’
The courts are increasingly frequently awarding compensation to activists for mass breaches of their rights by the police
Bodnar: Accountability, liquidation of the neo-NCJ and review of neo-judges. The courts must be for the people
Designation of ad hoc judge by the ECtHR in Wałęsa v. Poland
The government approved a Polish candidate to the office of judge of the CJEU