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POLAND - forthcoming urgent joint opinion - country visit

25/04/2024 - 26/04/2024

Warsaw – A delegation of the Venice Commission conducted a visit to Warsaw, Poland, within the context of the preparation of its urgent joint opinion, with the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe, on the draft law amending the Law on the National Council of the Judiciary of Poland. This opinion follows a request by the President of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States (Monitoring Committee) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 7 March 2024. Recourse to the urgent procedure was requested by the Minister of Justice.

The Venice Commission delegation met with the Minister of Justice, with the Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights, as well as with representatives of the Chancellery of the President, the Parliament, the State Electoral Commission, the Supreme Court, the National Council of the Judiciary, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with civil society organisations and judicial associations.

The opinion will be issued through the urgent procedure pursuant to Article 14a of the Venice Commission’s Rules of Procedure and published in the coming weeks. It will then be endorsed at the 139th plenary session of the Venice Commission (21-22 June 2024).




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