The authorities discourage active citizens in Poland with senseless lawsuits
The police are harassing people taking part in protests that are dangerous to the authorities. But for the time being, for example, demonstration in defence of the rights of those thrown out at the border into the forest posts little risk. Because public opinion is on the side of the ruling party. Things were different in the case of the women’s strike.
Responsibility and Solidarity of Lawyers in the 21st Century
The law is not only reacting to current events but is also anticipating upcoming challenges. In the face of all current threats, what we need above all is a sense of responsibility and solidarity – prof. Adam Bodnar reminded students at the NYU
PiS wants to fight Putin, but save its own Putinism
PiS claims there are fewer attacks on the EU and Brussels, but this is only ostensible peace. The propaganda of the authorities targeted at the EU is sending the message: since there is a war, let us rule without restrictions.
Judge Żurek: the authorities will try to bribe and intimidate the judges. But this won’t work
‘The authorities will try to use the carrot-and-stick method: a stick for those judges who are fighting for the rule of law, and a carrot for those they try to persuade over to them,’ believes Judge Waldemar Żurek. We discuss scenarios of further changes in courts and judges’ reactions to them
Appeal to end the humanitarian crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border
In keeping with the legacy of Marek Edelman, Jacek Kuroń, and Irena Sendler, and endeavoring to live according to their example, we cannot remain silent while people are dying at the Polish border.
Journalists at the border. The statement of Polish media
“We inform the authorities of the Republic of Poland and the public that we do not agree with the ban on journalists’ work in the border area. It means depriving us of the ability to fulfill the mission of our profession and depriving society of the constitutional right to information.” – write Polish media outlets
More than 800 journalists in defence of TVN: “The ruling party is raising its hand against media independence”
“We, journalists of the Polish media, protest against the actions of the United Right government striking at the independence of TVN. We will not allow the freedom of the media in our country to be destroyed and we call on the world’s public opinion to intervene. “
25 retired judges of the Constitutional Tribunal appeal to PM Morawiecki to withdraw his motion in K 3/21 case
‘Concerns are increasingly being voiced that our country has reached a critical point in its recent history, and that it is up to the Constitutional Tribunal, among others, to ensure that the path of development chosen in 1989, based on the principle of a democratic state of law and integration with Western Europe, is not interrupted.’ – a statement by 25 retired judges of the Constitutional Tribunal
The president, prosecutor general, and Sejm support the PM’s motion to the Constitutional Tribunal that leads to legal PolExit
Ombudsman Adam Bodnar was defending Poland’s place in the legal order of the EU at the Tribunal. Meanwhile, the President, the Prosecutor General and the Sejm agree with Minister Morawiecki’s motion to the Constitutional Tribunal. The hearing was adjourned until Thursday 15 July at 1 p.m.
Defending the EU against “grand corruption”. Rule of law conditionality mechanism and Poland
Why the existing EU instruments have been unable to prevent the “grand corruption”? Why the risk increases significantly with the launch of the Recovery Fund? Piotr Bogdanowicz and Piotr Buras argue that
the prompt use of the rule of law conditionality mechanism is a necessary measure as the EU defends
itself against the exacerbation of “grand corruption” and “authoritarian equilibrium”
that threaten the future of the EU.
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