Six bold resolutions of the Assembly of Representatives of the Judges of the Region of the Regional Court in Warsaw of 20 September 2018

The Assembly of Representatives of the Judges of the Region of the Regional Court in Warsaw points out that the method of forming a part of the membership of the National Council of the Judiciary through the appointment by the Sejm of 15 judges gives rise to serious reservations as to its compliance with the Constitution of the Republic of Poland and EU standards

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Poles agree: EU Court of Justice has the right to stop illegal judiciary reform [POLL]

According to the latest poll, majority of Poles believe that the Court of Justice of the EU is entitled to stop Law and Justice’s judiciary reform if it concludes that the EU rules have been violated. The Polish people widely support firm actions by the Court against the right-wing government

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An open letter in defense of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Poland Professor Małgorzata Gersdorf

We firmly hold the view that Professor Małgorzata Gersdorf is the only lawful and legitimate incumbent of the office of Chief Justice until 30 April 2020, i.e. until the end of her constitutionally designated term of office

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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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The regress of democratic and liberal human rights standards – Helsinki Committee’s in Poland statement

“The two years that passed since November 2015 have brought the highest number of challenges and threats to human rights and freedoms in the entire post-1989 period”, reads today’s statement of the Helsinki Committee in Poland.

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The current dismantling of the rule of law in Poland

How is it that suddenly, out of nowhere, Poland, the precocious child of transformation, seems to be returning to the culture of mono-power?

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The politics of memory: Poland and beyond

With the judiciary and public media in Poland captured, the time has now come to implement a “politics of memory,” with one sanctioned vision of history, and capture the hearts and minds of the Poles

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Poland’s government is undermining the rule of law

Last month, the new Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki pushed two bills through parliament that gave his government and his party increased control over Poland’s courts. Just before the laws were signed by Polish President Andrzej Duda on Dec. 20, Morawiecki chose to address the American people and defend this decision in the pages of the Washington Examiner.

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Over 1 000 lawsuits for participation in demonstrations

No more equality principle. Repressive measures against people in disagreement with the authorities

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The President did not start the constitutional debate. An open society has on-going debates

The President doesn’t open the constitutional debate, he narrows it. Women who took the Black Protest to the streets, protesters against the assault on courts – that was the debate

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