These disciplinary procedures are nothing to do with safeguarding judicial service standards but are an attempt to silence judges and ensure their submission to the Ministry of Justice.
Judge Czubieniak became a part of the news cycle when a new judicial discipline committee – created by the ruling party [in Poland] in 2018 – made her the 28th judge to face investigation and possible sanctions.
Responding to an open letter to the Polish people by the president of the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), law academic Wojciech Sadurski makes clear why he will not be voting to transform Poland's democratic system into an autocracy.
The recent release of the independent movie ‘Tell No One,’ which uncovered cases of sexual abuse by priests, will in time fundamentally change Polish society for the better.
A fierce critic of the Polish government, who is facing legal challenges from the country’s ruling party, has spoken out against what he believes are “politically motivated” efforts to silence him.
The death of liberal democracy has been announced prematurely. But without efforts to counter populism and pessimism, it could become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Polish democracy is being subject to the boiling frog strategy via the adoption of unconstitutional legislation without, however, any risk for the ruling party as effective constitutional review has now been neutralised.
Open letter to the European Commission
Poland remembers victims of presidential plane crash
The bodies of late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria have been exhumed as part of a new investigation into the Smolensk plane crash.