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European Networks of Councils for the Judiciary check the liability of KRS

Current reform in Polish KRS (pol. Krajowa Rada Sądownictwa) encounters with negative and sceptical outcome of the European Networks of Councils for the Judiciary. Members of the above mentioned Polish judiciary institution claim that European Union’s values are fully respected and welcomed and deny any possible inadequacies with the international law of European Union. Polish Councils for the Judiciary defends itself, presenting Poland as a law-abiding country and a great proponent of bloc’s pillars.

On May 30, 2018 a special meeting of European Networks of Councils for the Judiciary was held in order to discuss and present its general disconcertment at newest upcoming reform of Polish Councils for the Judiciary (KRS). As a result, ENCJ with Kees Sterk at the head, has decided to commence the procedure of checking the liability of the new reform and the institution itself. It was established that the affiliation of KRS to European Networks of Councils for the Judiciary is to be verified and a very detailed list of questions is to be prepared.

Next two weeks are definitely going to be crucial for Polish KRS, as it has became a deadline for giving written answers and report in order to clarify any possible inquirings of European Union. It might occur to be a last chance to prove KRS liability and remain a member of European Networks of Councils for the Judiciary.

Analystists and Judges claim that the unfavourable outcome of ENCJ might be the effect of negative narration that is flowing from Poland, concerning supposed breaking basic human rights, disrespecting judges and their position. European Networks of Councils for the Judiciary is awaiting for Poland’s stance in order to make any further decisions.