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Poland: “Reform” of the judiciary in Poland poses risk to the right to fair trial: Briefing by Amnesty International ahead of the General Affairs Council meeting, March

, Index number: EUR 37/8059/2018

This briefing provides specific examples that illustrate the negative impact on the rule of law and human rights in Poland as a result of the government’s “reform” of the judiciary adopted in the period between July and December 2017. Amnesty International concludes that there is a “clear risk of a serious breach” by the Polish government of the values protected by Article 2 TEU, and that Poland is already in breach of its international obligations to uphold the rule of law and protect human rights.

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