'Declaration of war': Polish row over judicial independence escalates

World The Guardian

Polish MPs vote through legislation just as top court rules its provisions unlawful A confrontation between the Polish government and senior judges has escalated dramatically after the country’s supreme court and parliament issued conflicting rulings on the legality of judicial reforms. The rival rulings, which concern attempts by the ruling rightwing Law and Justice party (PiS) to assume direct control over the judiciary, have thrown the country’s legal order into chaos, with judges now liable for prosecution for complying with rulings issued by their own supreme court. Continue reading... …

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