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Poland: Judges who turned to EU's Court of Justice must not be harassed

, Index number: EUR 37/9564/2018

The authorities in Poland have accused two judges of “possibly” committing a disciplinary offence after they sought clarification from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) regarding whether new disciplinary proceedings against judges were compatible with EU law. Amnesty International is alarmed by the action taken by the deputy Disciplinary Prosecutor against the judges and the wider campaign of harassment and intimidation of judges who are or who are perceived to be critical of the authorities.

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