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Patryk Wachowiec

  • Under the Guise of Openness, Solidarna Polska is Proposing Regulations Native to Russia and Hungary. NGOs as the Target

    Under the Guise of Openness, Solidarna Polska is Proposing Regulations Native to Russia and Hungary. NGOs as the Target | 2022-07-11

    Under the noble slogan of increasing the openness of public life, Solidarna Polska MPs actually want to make information of a private nature public, which is in keeping with the negative climate created by the current government around the non-governmental environment, including those organizations whose goals are not approved by the ruling majority. It is therefore not surprising that the commented proposal is confusingly reminiscent of Russian and Hungarian solutions deemed to violate human rights. The draft law should therefore be assessed unequivocally critically.
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  • 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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    • FOR Communication 4/2020: Transparency of the Elections to the New NCJ: the Publication of the Lists Does Not End the Case

      FOR Communication 4/2020: Transparency of the Elections to the New NCJ: the Publication of the Lists Does Not End the Case | 2020-02-18

      After 749 days from our inquiry, the Chancellery of the Sejm published scans of the lists of support for candidates for members of the new National Council of the Judiciary. The publication was the result of the administrative court's judgment, which annulled the decisions of the President of the Personal Data Protection Office suspending access to the lists by the Head of the Chancellery of the Sejm.

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