Draft Prosecution Service Act (Sejm Paper No. 162 i 163)

  • Opinion
    Opinion of the Helsinski Foundation for Human Rights
    Merging the positions of the Prosecutor General and the Minister of Justice is inappropriate. There are concerns over possible abuse of power. The extended powers of the Prosecutor General, including intervention in criminal cases handled by rank-and-file prosecutors, creates a serious threat to the independence of case prosecutors. The Bill does not offer any effective protection mechanism against supervisor pressure on prosecutors.