Poland: Update on the “Reform” of the Judiciary

This briefing provides a summary of developments regarding the judiciary in Poland since September 2018. This update addresses the implementation of the interim measures ordered by the Court of Justice of the European Union in October 2018, and the increasing use of disciplinary proceedings against judges in Poland. The number of judges directly affected by disciplinary proceedings is estimated at 20. However, the effect of proceedings that appear to target judges who are critical of the government’s reform of the judiciary is likely to go beyond these individual cases.

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