Supreme Court in Poland – recent developments, brief by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

New law also allows to appoint the new First President of the Supreme Court sooner than it would have happened according to the previous regulation. According to the Constitution the the First President term of office lasts 6 years and expires in April 2020. However due to lowering the retirement age of the Supreme Court judges in December 2017, the government argues that Małgorzata Gersdorf’s term of office expired in July 2018 and new First President shall be selected.

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