Op-Ed: “Not a lawful tribunal at all – the ECtHR’s judgment in Reczkowicz v. Poland” by Jakub Jaraczewski
The last two weeks saw an incredible flurry of judicial activity concerning the rule of law in Poland. First came what amounted to almost a real-time legal duel between the Polish Constitutional Tribunal and the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). These events, apart from posing questions as to just how much respect for EU law the Polish Government and ruling party have, thrust also into the spotlight the Disciplinary Chamber of the Polish Supreme Court, the other top Polish court on the frontline of the country’s increasing dismantling of the rule of law.
The Disciplinary Chamber, created ex nihilo in 2018 and equipped with an ever-growing list of competences and powers aimed at prosecuting judges and lawyers in Poland