European judges in renewed show of solidarity with rule of law campaign in Poland


March of 1,000 Robes, Warsaw, January 2020
March of 1,000 Robes, Warsaw, January 2020

Over 5,700 magistrates across Europe (including 970 from Poland) have signed an open letter to the European Commission calling for further action against Poland to ensure that the European Treaties are upheld.

Dear Colleagues, European Magistrates

For 5 years there is ongoing process of deterioration of legal system in Poland. The situation is getting worse each month.

Polish authorities continue to openly abuse, harass and intimidate judges and prosecutors who are seeking to defend the rule of law.

We also observe, that developments in Poland, encourage politicians in other European states to limit judicial independence in their systems.

The ‘1000 Robes March’, which was held on January 11, 2020 in Warsaw proved, that we are one European Magistrate’s family.

Fighting for Rule of Law in Poland, we fight for Rule of Law in the whole Europe.

Hence we kindly encourage you to disseminate the attached letter to the European Commission among magistrates and associations which are your members.

The letter can be signed using the following link.

We are looking forward to your support

The President of Polish Judges Association IUSTITIA

Krystian Markiewicz

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