On the PM Morawiecki motion to the Constitutional Tribunal regarding EU Treaties conformity with the Polish Constitution (case K 3/21)
The Prime Minister’s petition to the Constitutional Tribunal is supposed to legalize the changes in the courts. ‘This is PolExit from the EU legal order’, deputy Commissioner for Human Rights Dr. Hab. Maciej Taborowski warns.
Solidarity counts the most. Human rights after Adam Bodnar
Poland of 2020 openly undermined the present concept of human rights protection on an unprecedented scale. The same year saw an awakening of social awareness and mass mobilization in defense of human rights. What will come next?
Is there any hope left for the conditionality Regulation?
Is the new mechanism to protect the rule of law in the EU a revolutionary weapon or paper tiger?
The rule of law conditionality: opportunities and challenges
Is the regulation that makes access to European funds conditional on respect for the rule of law and other EU values a revolutionary weapon or paper tiger?
Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation threaten human rights and democracy. The EU must act
“The problem of SLAPPs against journalists, activists, and human rights defenders must be addressed on the EU level. Legislative action is needed. The EU anti-SLAPP Directive and Council of Europe Recommendations are fundamental to raise awareness about SLAPPs dangers and to lead to a change ” – argue lawyers and researchers of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom
Media in Poland protest against the planned ‘advertising tax’. This means bankruptcy for many media and limits to pluralism
‘Advertising ‘contributions’ will mean the weakening or even liquidation of some media operating in Poland,’ write media publishers in Poland in a letter to the authorities. The government wants to introduce a new levy under the pretext of fighting the Covid pandemic.
How should the new European Court of Human Rights judge from Poland be? Lech Garlicki explains
In 2021, the term of office of the Polish judge on the European Court of Human Rights will end. The Foreign Ministry does not want to reveal who has entered the competition. What are the stakes of this choice? Prof. Lech Garlicki, a former judge on the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland and the EtCHR, explains
A German court refuses to extradite a German citizen to Poland, because of the state of the Polish judicial system
This is the second decision by the Higher National Court in Karlsruhe to suspend the execution of a EAW to Poland, directly motivated by concerns over the rule of law, resulting from changes in the judiciary after 2015
European law and affairs experts from Poland call PM Morawiecki to change Poland’s position on the EU budget veto
Sticking firmly to the adopted tactics and casting a veto to the EU budget and Recovery Fund would also imply Poland’s creeping departure from the Union, up to an implicit Polexit. That scenario is disapproved by over 80% of Polish citizens! Mr. Prime Minister! We call on the Government to change their position in this regard.
Tribunal’s ruling on abortion to be ‘corrected’. PiS politicians to the judges: give us some leeway
The Law and Justice (PiS) party will want to change the legal consequences of the Constitutional Tribunal’s judgment on abortion. In order for this to be possible, however, the Tribunal’s judges have to leave such room for interpretation in the written justification, as, according to Onet’s information, the politicians in the ruling camp have requested.
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