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  • Rule of Law in Poland 2020: How to contain the Crisis and reform the Justice System?

    Rule of Law in Poland 2020: How to contain the Crisis and reform the Justice System? | 2020-12-29

    The crisis in the rule of law that Poland has witnessed since 2015 must be contained as soon as possible. Any proposal to restore the rule of law must follow certain principles such as legality, proportionality and respect for fundamental rights. It is also important to gather public support around such a plan, and make sure that it does not simply assume a return to status quo ante.

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    • Rule of law in Poland 2020: The rule of law crisis in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

      Rule of law in Poland 2020: The rule of law crisis in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic | 2020-12-16

      The COVID-19 pandemic has led to serious health and economic emergencies all over the world. Moreover, it has also affected democratic institutions and the rule of law. On the one hand, the pandemic has been exploited by local strongmen and authoritarians in many places to consolidate their power and justify human rights’ violations. On the other, it has been a test for the resilience of democracy, and there are even some hopes for an upcoming democratic recovery.

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