Resolution on Human Rights in Poland, proposed by FBE Human Rights Commission – Warszawa, 22.09.18

The General Assembly of the European Bars Federation (FBE) in Warsaw September 22, 2018, which represents 250 member Bars of Europe and their one million member lawyers, expressed its grave concerns for the present situation of judges and lawyers in Poland.

Unfortunately FBE still recognises progressive erosion of the independence of Judges, prosecutors, lawyers and the administration of justice because of the widely understood  intervention of the government in the appointment and dismissal of Judges, failure to respect the decisions of the Courts and interference in the prosecution service.

FBE also expresses its concern about the changes introduced in the Polish Supreme Court and the disciplinary and explanatory proceedings initiated against individual judges.