Statement of the Amnesty International regarding independence of the judiciary

The new legislation adopted by the Polish parliament may result in ending the independence of judiciary in the country.

Today’s vote puts rights and freedoms in Poland at great risk. The right to a fair trial is one of the key requirements of international human rights law as well as of the Polish constitution. This level of political interference with the judiciary can only lead to decreased trust in the fairness of trials.

Full text of the statement below.