Unprecedented disciplinary hearing for Polish judge

‘Today Tuleya / Tomorrow You’

The controversial Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of Poland has scheduled an unprecedented hearing: Judge Igor Tuleya stands to lose his immunity and his freedom. The Polish Judges Association Iustitia calls on the public to stand up in defense of judicial independence on June 8th, the day before the hearing.

Please join the online event Europe for Poland (in English) on Monday 8 June at 16:00 CET on Facebook or YouTube.

The president of the International Association of Judges has also issued an official statement, representing 92 national associations of judges expressing their deepest concern about these proceedings.

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‘EU Court’s ruling on Polish Disciplinary Chamber has much broader effect’

Krystian Markiewicz

‘The decision not only clearly prohibits the Polish government to illegally repress judges, by suspending the so-called Disciplinary Chamber, but has a much broader effect – it should close the way for abuse of the arbitrary recognition of the elections validity’, says the president of the Association of Polish Judges Iustitia professor Krystian Markiewicz.

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Verslag zitting ‘interim measures’ Polen

Katrien Witteman, Paweł Paweł Juszczyszyn, Monika Frąckowiak en Joanna Hetnarowicz-Sikora

Op maandag 9 maart 2020 zat Katrien Witteman, rechter in de rechtbank Limburg, op de publieke tribune bij het Hof van Justitie van de Europese Unie in Luxemburg. Zij woonde met een aantal andere rechters uit Polen, België, Noorwegen, Turkije en Nederland de ‘interim measures’-procedure bij die door de Europese Commissie was aangespannen tegen de Republiek Polen in het kader van de inbreukprocedure C-791/19.

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Polish Ombudsman: crime against judiciary

The developments in the Polish judiciary can be difficult to understand for the uninitiated. Polish Ombudsman Adam Bodnar therefore adresses nine popular opinions and possible responses in a recent article.

‘I believe that the internal sense of independence, professional integrity and decency of judges will be a source of effective defence against the attempts of the executive branch of power. However, an in-depth analysis should be continued of the factors that have made, and are still making, the crime against the Polish judiciary possible, and of how to prevent such processes in the future.’

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