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Poland : Judicial independence must be restored

The ICJ submitted today its written contribution to the fourth Universal Periodic Review of the human rights situation of Poland by the UN Human Rights Council and called on the Polish Government to restore the independence of the judiciary. (more…)

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Regression on Abortion Access Harms Women in Poland

Human Rights Organizations Intervene in Cases Before the European Court of Human Rights on Poland’s Abortion Law One year after the ruling of Poland’s discredited Constitutional Tribunal banning access to abortion in almost all circumstances took effect, its devastating impact on the lives of women and all those in need of abortion care continues. The […]

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Poland: Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Chamber is not a lawful tribunal due to political interference, says European Court of Human Rights

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) welcomes today’s judgment of the European Court of Human Rights holding that the Polish Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Chamber is not a legitimate tribunal established by law due to impermissible political interference in the appointment of its judges by the Executive and Legislative powers. (more…)

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EU: Use Article 7 now to protect European values

European Union affairs ministers should put the governments of Hungary and Poland on notice that there is no place for attacks on the rule of law in the EU and step up scrutiny of their human rights-abusive policies, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Federation for Human Rights […]

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