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Letter from the International Commission of Jurists to President Andrzej Duda regarding the restoration of the independence of the judiciary in Poland

The International Commission of Jurists condemn the recent forced retirement of 27 out of 72 Polish Supreme Court justices, including its President Małgorzata Gersdorf,and urge you to act immediately to restore the independence of the judiciary by reinstating them in office.

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Statement from the President of the CCBE regarding the situation in Poland 10/07/2018

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe represents, through its National Bar members, more than 1 million European Union, the European Economic Area, and wider Europe. On 10 July 2018 CCBE published a press release on the situation the Supreme Court of Poland

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Taking control over the Supreme Court will allow PiS to control all the courts, the media and the elections results

Tonight at midnight the justices the Supreme Court over 65 years old will be forced to retire – including the Chief Justice. Those who will replace them, will not be independent. Political control over Supreme Court will allow rulling party, PiS, to face no resistance when it decides to arrest opponents, challenge election results and silence the media.

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Resolution of 11 June 2018 Assembly of Representatives of Judges of the Regional Court in Łódź

Assembly of Representatives of Judges of the Regional Court in Łódź it adopted a resolution due to the current situation in the court system. 61 judges voted in favor of the resolution, 4 against, abstentions – 10.

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Response to the White Paper Compendium on the reforms of the Polish justice system, presented by the government of the Republic of Poland to the European Commission

This response to the White Paper compendium presented by the Government of the Republic of Poland to the European Commission was prepared by the Polish Judges Association “Iustitia”, together with a team of experts, in order to present a realistic picture of the reforms of the Polish justice system, which have been made in Poland over the last two years.

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Poland: From Paradigm to Pariah? Polish Constitutional crisis – facts and interpretations

An outline of legal and constitututional developments in Poland under the rule of the Law and Justice Party, which include the threat of EU sanctions over reforms to the judiciary and the recently announced and highly controversial Holocaust bill

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