available languages: english January 9, 2016
THE AMENDMENTS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL TRIBUNAL ACT OF 22 DECEMBER 2015 ARE NOT IN LINE WITH INTERNATIONAL LAW

Since the Polish Law and Justice Party (PiS) won elections on 26 October 2015, Poland has plunged into a serious rule of law crisis, where the parliament majority, the government and the president on the one hand and the Constitutional Tribunal on the other hand are in disagreement about their respective authority in appointing judges to the Tribunal and on respective prerogatives in interpreting the Constitution.

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