The position of judges associations regarding the current situation of the system of justice in Poland

Disciplinary prosecutors have, in recent times, become visibly more active. The steps they have been undertaking – with no legally founded basis and aimed against judges who are members of judges associations – are to create a “freezing effect”.

Requesting judges to give statements explaining their participation in a public debate and presenting a position on issues important for the citizens (judges also being part of the society) is a contradiction of democracy in public life and a violation of the rule of law. These are indeed attempts at intimidating judges who are publicly standing in defence of the Constitution.

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