First Vice-President Frans Timmermans addressed the deteriorating situation of judicial independence in Poland. Four legislative measures reforming the judiciary as a whole have been presented recently to the Polish Parliament: The first one, the law on the National School of Judiciary, has already entered into force; the second, the law on the National Council for the Judiciary; the third, the law on the Ordinary Courts Organisation have been adopted and await signing by the President;These laws considerably increase the systemic threat to the rule of law in Poland. Each individual law, if adopted, would seriously erode the independence of the Polish judiciary. Collectively, they would abolish any remaining judicial independence and put the judiciary under full political control of the government.
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