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.
Majority of Poles take EU Court of Justice side in fighting PiS attack on courts
EU Court of Justice poised to draw line in sand over judicial independence in Poland
Defiant judges under fire for not following the party line
Law and Justice’s Concentrated Power over Polish Prosecutors
CJEU Yet Again Slams Judicial “Reforms” in Judge Retirement Age Verdict