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Protesting Polish judges are breaking judicial independence rule

Polish judges fight for their benefits and position, not for the rule of law

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Niezależna

On Saturday, the march of judges from Poland and other EU states began from the Polish Supreme Court in Warsaw with the slogan, “Right to independence, the Right to Europe.”

The march was meant to demonstrate opposition to the planned judiciary reforms carried out the the Law and Justice party (PiS).

During the march, President Andrzej Duda published a post on Twitter drawing attention to the position the National Council of the Judiciary (KRS) took in 2009.

“The KRS points out that appealing to judges to actively participate in those protests and undertaking actions meant to encourage them to do so (…) may pose a threat to the independence of courts and judges,” reads one of the paragraphs.