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Patryk Wachowiec

  • Poland’s state of emergency on Belarus border explained - Patryk Wachowiec,  Notes from Poland

    Poland’s state of emergency on Belarus border explained - Patryk Wachowiec, Notes from Poland | 2021-09-06

    The officially stated purpose is to ensure public order amid an ongoing surge in attempts to cross the border illegally. However, taking into account events at the border and the government’s track record, there are legitimate doubts as to the real reasons behind such an extraordinary measure.

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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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  • The parliamentary resolution on the EU budget negotiations is full of misrepresentations

    The parliamentary resolution on the EU budget negotiations is full of misrepresentations | 2020-11-19

    On 19 November, the parliamentary majority (KP [Polish Coalition], PiS [Law and Justice], and Kukiz'15 deputies), in response to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki's announcement expressed the day before, adopted a resolution "supporting the activities of the Council of Ministers in the budget negotiations of the European Union"

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    • Rule of Law in Poland 2020: International and European responses to the crisis

      Rule of Law in Poland 2020: International and European responses to the crisis | 2020-11-17

      A new report “Rule of Law in Poland 2020: A Diagnosis of the Deterioration of the Rule of Law From a Comparative Perspective” published by the Civil Development Forum (FOR) summarizes the state of the rule of law in Poland after five years of the Law and Justice (PiS) party in power and analyses the current situation from a comparative perspective of the EU countries.

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