Polish Ruling Party’s Crusade Against Judicial Independence – the Globe Post

Controversial Judicial Reforms

In 2015, PiS won parliamentary elections with an overall majority for the first time in Poland’s history. The party rose to power after eight years in opposition with a campaign that partly played on voters’ fears of the migrant influx. Since taking office, PiS has implemented a range of controversial judicial reforms. Brussels has said the measures had endangered the rule of law in the country.

The reforms include those of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal, the court responsible for resolving constitutional disputes among authorities and evaluating the constitutionality of laws adopted by the Polish Parliament. (…)

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