August 3, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Judicial Reforms Must Not Threaten Fair Trial (Poland: UA 173.17)


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On 24 July President Duda vetoed two of the three controversial legislative amendments regarding judicial reforms but signed a third amendment. The bills threaten to undermine the independence of the judiciary by awarding the government direct control over Polish courts.

1) TAKE ACTION

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging Parliament to reject the two amendments by voting against any motion to readopt the two bills;
  • Urging the President to veto any new laws that breach the independence of the judiciary and put the right to fair trial at risk;
  • Urging them both to ensure any reform of the judiciary is in line with international fair trial standards.

Contact these two officials by 13 September, 2017:

President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda
Kancelaria Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
ul. Wiejska 10
00-902 Warsaw, Poland
Fax: +48 22 695 22 38
Email: [email protected] | Twitter: @prezydentpl
Facebook: facebook.com/andrzejduda
Salutation: Dear President

Ambassador Piotr Wilczek, Embassy of the Republic of Poland
2640 16th St. NW,
Washington DC 20009
Phone: 1 202 499 1700
Fax: 1 202 328 6271
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 173.17
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