Tag: Supreme Court
New regulation to annihilate the ‘old’ Supreme Court and silence judges
President Andrzej Duda has issued a regulation silencing the old judges of the Supreme Court and restricting their initiative. In exchange, it strengthens the position of President Manowska and the new judges. It also sanctions the principle of non-disclosure of cases in the Supreme Court.
After the judgment of the Supreme Administrative Court. The nominations for the new Supreme Court judges, including President Manowska, are invalid
In precedent-setting judgments, the Supreme Administrative Court undermined the validity of the selection of the new Supreme Court judges. It ruled that the recruitment to the Supreme Court was defective from the outset, while the new NCJ, which gave the nominations, was dependent on the politicians. The Supreme Administrative Court’s judgments have now opened the door to declaring the new Supreme Court judges illegal.
After Tuleya, the Disciplinary Chamber is taking on Prof. Wróbel from the Supreme Court
The illegal Disciplinary Chamber will decide as early as on 6 May whether to lift Professor Włodzimierz Wróbel’s immunity and allow him to be prosecuted, after he ran for the office of president of the Supreme Court. The decision will be made by former prosecutors associated with Ziobro and a supporter of the PiS government
Why do politicians need to take over the Supreme Court? Judge Wróbel explains
“It is not necessary to change the laws in order for politicians to gain full control over the Supreme Court. It is sufficient that some of the judges who have been duly appointed be removed from adjudication by the Disciplinary Chamber at the request of the prosecution, which is subordinate to the politicians.”
Open Letter to the European Commission
Download PDF (English, Polish) 28 March 2021 Ursula von der Leyen President of the European Commission Věra Jourová Vice-President of the European Commission Didier Reynders Member of the European Commission Dear President, Dear Vice-President, Dear Commissioner, Further to the letter of December 2020, […]
Prosecutor’s office takes over Supreme Court files. The start of an ‘offensive against the judges’?
National Prosecutor Bogdan Święczkowski has demanded that the Supreme Court hand over the files of cases heard by the Criminal Chamber. They are needed by the prosecutors from the internal affairs department of the National Prosecutor’s Office. This is a special unit that was supposed to combat pathologies in the judiciary, and has recently been involved in prosecuting judges
Statement of Supreme Court judges of 17 March 2021
We obtained a statement of 65 active and former Supreme Court judges regarding requests to lift judicial immunity and the Disciplinary Chamber
The public prosecutor’s office is taking on the Supreme Court. It wants the immunity of three judges to be lifted
The National Prosecutor’s Office has requested that three ‘old’ judges of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court be stripped of their immunity. They are to answer for the negligence of Supreme Court employees.
The National Prosecutor’s Office strikes at the old legal Supreme Court with criminal charges. Professor Włodzimierz Wróbel is being prosecuted
The National Prosecutor’s Office has unexpectedly asked the illegal Disciplinary Chamber to lift the immunity of three judges of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court. The list includes Professor Włodzimierz Wróbel, a fierce critic of the ‘good change’ in the courts and Małgorzata Manowska’s counter-candidate for the office of president of the Supreme Court. The prosecutor’s office wants to charge them for the mistakes of the employees of the Supreme Court.
The First President of the Supreme Court is attacking transparency. She will restrict access to information on abuses of power
The First President of the Supreme Court, Małgorzata Manowska, has filed a motion with the Constitutional Court to declare the provisions of the Act on Access to Public Information unconstitutional. ‘I will not be surprised if we remember this date as the date that transparency of the public authorities ended,’ wrote Mirosław Wróblewski of the ombudsman’s office
Advocate for vocal judges responds to defamation actions
Historic appeal of 2073 Polish judges in defense of EU law
Statement by retired judges of the Constitutional Tribunal in defense of Judge Marek Safjan and the dignity of the Polish and European judiciary
25 retired judges of the Constitutional Tribunal appeal to PM Morawiecki to withdraw his motion in K 3/21 case
Constitutional Tribunal ruled: CJEU interim orders do not apply in Poland