Tag: judicial independence
Freedom House “Freedom in the World” 2019 report ranks independence of the judiciary in Poland
An annual report by the NGO Freedom House summarizes key developments surrounding the independence of the judiciary in 2018. Poland scored 1 out of 4 on this measure.
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
AG Tanchev suggests that Poland violated judicial independence
According to the Court of Justice’s Advocate General, Poland failed to guarantee effective legal protection by lowering the retirement age of Supreme Court judges and granting the President the discretion to prolong their mandate. The AG opinion is not binding on the ECJ, but the bench usually follows its conclusions.
Judges under special supervision. Report of Association of Judges THEMIS
The assertion presented by the media, that the sole objective of the so-called ‘great reform of the justice system’ lies in a one-off replacement of judicial personnel with a view to replace the key judicial office holders by those subordinated to the Minister of Justice is an overlyoptimistic simplification of matters. The authors of the ‘reform of the justice system’ were far more ambitious.
The Disciplinary System of Judges Under the Control of the Minister of Justice
Through the Act of 8 December 2017 on the Supreme Court, drafted by the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, the Law and Justice party has made radical changes in the system of judges’ disciplinary responsibility
US Department of State: in 2018 Polish government adopted measures that might have limited judicial independence
In the annual report of the US Department of State on observance of human rights in, the American lawmakers state that during the year 2018 the Polish government continued to implement and introduce new measures related to the judiciary that drew strong criticism from some legal experts, NGOs, and international organizations. Some claim that the government’s measures limited the scope of judicial independence
Harassment campaign conducted against leader of independent prosecutors
Faced with Doubts over Body’s Legality, Judiciary Council President Remains Unrepentant
An interview with Judge Anna Bator-Ciesielska, who refuses to adjudicate with Radzik. “I’m not afraid. My oath is to the Republic.”
Warsaw judge asks the EU Court of Justice whether the powers of the Polish Minister of Justice are compatible with EU law
Ex-diplomats urge Trump to pressure Poland on rule of law