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Situation in Poland

15.02.2021: written comments of the amicus curiae, Polish Commissioner for Human Rights, in a pending case against Poland before the ECtHR:

written comments

update of major steps which were taken since 2015 in the so called "judicial reform process" until end of the year 2020:

update 2020

Please find here the open letters on the situation of judiciary in Poland from the European Association of Judges:

open letter

open letter January 2018

open letter March 2018

Resolution of the Assembly of Representatives of Judges of the Regional Court in Krakow of 26 February 2018

open letter of the President of the Polish Supreme Court 2018

AEAJ-Statement: situation on the independence of the judiciary in Poland June 2018

Position Paper of the Board of the ENCJ on the membership of the KRS of Poland

Position Polish Judges Association

PRESS RELEASE No 159/18 Court of Justice


Please finde here a letter from the President of Polish Judges Association "Iustitia" to Frans Timmermans with information about the current situation  of judiciary in Poland:
Here you find a report of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights on disciplinary proceedings against judges and prosecutors taken recently in Poland:
Here you find the letter of AEAJ on the recent developements in Polish judiciary (March 2019):
Here you find the press release from the General Secretariat of ACA-Europe (December 2019):
The statement from the president of EAJ (February 2020):
legal opinion of OSCE on the draft act on special rules for organization of general elections (President of Republic) in Poland:
attached the three letters which AEAJ has sent to president, vice -president of the European Commission and European Commissioner for justice (June 2020):
here you can find the letter wich AEAJ has sent to the Public Prosecutor General of the Republic of Poland:
here you can find the statement of the International Association of Justice about an application to remove the protection of judicial immunity of Judge Igor Tuleya:
joint open letter to European Commission – disciplinary chamber of Polish Supreme Court 30th september 2020:
Article on disciplinary proceedings and rule of law in Poland, by Katarzyna Gajda-Roszczynialska and Krystian Markiewicz, October 2020:
statement AEAJ Poland  13 October 2020- disciplinary chamber  - decision on judge Beata Morawiec:
EAJ statement Beata Morawiec 12 October 2020:
MEDEL statement Beata Morawiec 13 October 2020: