Statement signed by the members of the the Managing Board and the Board of Directors of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights as well as the Helsinki Committee in Poland

The termination of tenures of all the Court’s judges and granting the Minister of Justice a competence to single-handedly decide which judges will remain in the office in this most important Polish court is tantamount to the revocation of the Supreme Court’s independence. Such a solution is applied only by the governments of authoritarian states.

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