MEDEL statement on the suspension of the Polish Judiciary Council by the ENCJ

The General Assembly of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) decided in its meeting of September 17th, 2018, to suspend the membership of the Polish Judiciary Council (KRS – Krajowa Rada Sądownictwa).

The ENCJ concluded that currently the KRS is not “independent of the executive and legislature” and therefore is not capable of ensuring “the final responsibility for the support of the judiciary in the independent delivery of justice”.

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