The Polish Holocaust Bill: A Violation of Freedom of Expression?

The Polish Holocaust Bill: A Violation of Freedom of Expression?

By Lauren Kissel

Poland recently passed a new bill that bans accusations that Poles were complicit in the Holocaust. However, Poland has several obligations under international law and the Polish Constitution to protect freedom of expression. Therefore, it is arguable that the holocaust bill is a violation of freedom of expression.

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Poland’s Judicial Reforms: A Violation of EU Law?

By: Inessa Wurscher.

Since 2016, tensions have been high between Poland and the European Union over several new laws that Poland has been working to pass regarding their court system. In response to these new laws, the European Union has begun to implement both the rule of law procedure and the infringement procedure against Poland. While these legal changes may serve an important role in increasing judicial efficiency in Poland, the new legislation may not be in compliance with Poland's obligations under European Union law, leaving Poland open to potential sanctions.

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Constitutional Crisis in Poland

Constitutional Crisis in Poland

By: Steven Simmons.

A constitutional crisis is continuing to unfold in Poland. In late 2016, the Polish nationalist right-wing government succeeded in packing Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal, an important check on legislative and executive power in Poland, capping a year-long campaign where the court overturned numerous laws as unconstitutional.

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