Draft Act on the Supreme Court tabled by the President of Poland

  • Statement
    Communique of the Supreme Court on the draft Act on the Supreme Court tabled by the President of Poland
    The genuine objective of the Act, emphasised in the grounds of the draft, is so-called “decommunisation of a part of the composition of the Supreme Court” combined with the option of taking disciplinary
    action against judges resulting in termination of their employment.

    Full text of the statement below.
  • Opinion
    OSCE/ODIHR Opinion on Certain Provisions of the Draft Act on the Supreme Court of Poland
    The Opinion concludes that some of the provisions reviewed are inherently incompatible with international standards and OSCE commitments on the independence of the judiciary and would, if the Draft Act is adopted in its current version, seriously undermine the separation of powers and the rule of law in Poland.

    Full text of the opinion below.