Report on repression against Polish judges and prosecutors
“Justice under pressure – repressions as a means of attempting to take control over the judiciary and the prosecution in Poland in 2015-2019” report was prepared by the Association of Polish Judges “Iustitia” and association of prosecutors “Lex Super Omnia”
Ziobro’s prosecution service wants to charge Judge Tuleya for a judgment critical of PiS party
The National Prosecution Office has applied for the waiver of Judge Igor Tuleya’s immunity because he ordered an investigation into the Law and Justice vote in the Sejm’s Column Hall. Tuleya will be the first judge to whom the muzzle act will be applied. Because the illegal Disciplinary Chamber will make a decision as to his immunity.
Incredible official position of the Ministry of Justice regarding the opinion of the Venice Commission
We publish the translation of the opinion published on the Ministry of Justice website for consideration of Rule of Law in Poland readers. This is of course not endorsement.
Freedom of expression of judges and prosecutors: UNHRC report
While the freedom of expression of public officials can be sometimes restricted with a view to protecting the impartiality and independence of institutions, in the event of a breach of the rule of law, judges and prosecutors can be seen as having a moral duty to speak out – says the report.
Free Courts, Free People – report by Amnesty International
Awareness of the changes in the Polish judicial system implemented by the ruling party, Law and Justice, is growing both domestically and internationally.
Polish judges demand apology from Prime Minister over comparison to Nazi collaborators
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki compares current judiciary reforms in Poland to legal cleansing in France after the Second World War
Act on the National Council of the Judiciary before the Constitutional Tribunal
Polish constitutional court delivered a ruling concerning the National Council of the Judiciary. The judgement might be crucial for the preliminary reference proceedings pending before the Court of Justice of the EU.
Disciplinary proceedings against judges and prosecutors
Since 2015, Poland has been facing an ongoing constitutional crisis which affects the work and position of the judiciary. The numerous legal changes concerning the work of the courts (from top-rank courts such as the Constitutional Tribunal and the Supreme Court to common courts) as well as prosecution were accompanied by smear campaigns and attacks against judges and certain prosecutors.
Six bold resolutions of the Assembly of Representatives of the Judges of the Region of the Regional Court in Warsaw of 20 September 2018
The Assembly of Representatives of the Judges of the Region of the Regional Court in Warsaw points out that the method of forming a part of the membership of the National Council of the Judiciary through the appointment by the Sejm of 15 judges gives rise to serious reservations as to its compliance with the Constitution of the Republic of Poland and EU standards
Polish NGOs call on the President of Poland not to swear in new Supreme Court judges
There are times when history goves us a choice, write Polish NGOs to President Andrzej Duda
CJEU to assess model of disciplinary responsibility of judges in Poland [list of cases]
CJEU: disciplinary action against judges for asking questions of the Court is unacceptable
Muzzle Law leads German court to refuse extradition of a Pole to Poland under the European Arrest Warrant
More than 100 academics from Poland express solidarity with harassed judge Igor Tuleya
MEP Šimečka: “There’s no Brussels police which could come and bend the Polish government to its will. And this is good.”