November 28, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Government Attempts Further Control Of Judiciary (Poland: UA 173.17)


On 22 November, proposals to increase the government’s control of the judiciary were put before the Polish Parliament. Lawmakers are expected to vote on the legislative amendments in the next few days. If the amendments are passed, the right to an effective remedy and the right to a fair trial will be severely undermined in Poland.

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On 22 November, proposals to increase the government’s control of the judiciary were put before the Polish Parliament. Lawmakers are expected to vote on the legislative amendments in the next few days. If the amendments are passed, the right to an effective remedy and the right to a fair trial will be severely undermined in Poland.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on parliamentarians to vote against the proposed changes to the Law on the National Council of Judiciary and the Law on the Supreme Court;
  • Calling on the President to refuse to sign into law any amendments to the Law on the National Council of Judiciary and the Law on the Supreme Court which threaten independence of the judiciary and which would undermine the right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial

Contact these two officials by 5 January, 2017:

Chancellery of the Sejm
Kancelaria Sejmu
ul.Wiejska 4/6/8
00-902 Warsaw, Poland
Fax:  +48 22 694 22 52
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @KancelariaSejmu
Salutation: Dear Chancellery

Ambassador Piotr Wilczek, Embassy of the Republic of Poland
2640 16th St. NW, Washington DC 20009
Phone: (202) 234-3800
Fax: (202) 328-6270
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @AmbWilczek
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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