|Author (Person)||Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Agata|
|Publisher||Centre for European Reform|
|Series Details||July 2018|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
Since the Law and Justice party (PiS) came to power in Poland in 2015, it has forced through a series of controversial judicial reforms. It revised the way the Constitutional Court works, and packed it with party-friendly figures. A compliant Constitutional Court made it easier for PiS to press on with other controversial judicial changes. PiS then revised laws on the National Judiciary Council (which nominates judges), on ordinary courts and on the Supreme Court. The Polish government has refused to back down, despite EU political pressure. The author argues that it is time to take the dispute out of the hands of politicians and allow the European Court of Justice to have a say about the rule of law in Poland.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs, Law|
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Poland|