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Venice Commission opinion on the “muzzle law”

“The amendments of December 2019 diminish judicial independence and put Polish judges into the impossible situation of having to face disciplinary proceedings for decisions required by the ECHR, the law of the European Union, and other international instruments.”

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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.

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The rule of law in Poland Actions by EU institutions and unaddressed recommendations of the European Commission

Provisions subordinating the judiciary to the executive (including disciplinary proceedings against judges), which are completely incompatible with European standards, are still in place.

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