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Urgent request for opinion / country visit - POLAND

09/01/2020 - 10/01/2020

On 2 January 2020 the Venice Commission received from the Marshal of the Senate of Poland, Mr Tomasz Grodzki, a request for an opinion on the amendments to the laws on the judiciary adopted by the Polish Sejm on 20 December 2019. These amendments are to be examined by the Senate at the upcoming January Session. For this reason the Bureau of the Venice Commission authorised the preparation of an urgent opinion by the rapporteurs.

A delegation of the Venice Commission visited Warsaw on 9 and 10 January 2020 and met with the requesting authority and other interlocutors.

The urgent opinion was made public on Thusday 16 January 2020.
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