Appeal of 120 NGOs and 16 000 Polish citizens to the European Commission- Europe! Save Polish Supreme Court!
To its discredit the Polish government, simultaneous to the unprecedented procedure under Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union being underway, enacted the Statute of Supreme Court, which removes the last vestiges of judicial independence. It may force up to 60% of the current Supreme Justices to retire and their places given to others, selected by the executive and the National Council of the Judiciary (its body already heavily influenced by the legislative under the recent law).
We believe that it is the highest time to act, therefore we call on the European Commission to take the law on the Polish Supreme Court to the CJEU for violating the fundamental principle of judicial independence, enshrined in the Treaty on European Union and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU.
Full tetx of the appeal below.