The entry into force of an amendment to the Supreme Court Act constitutes yet another chapter in Poland's rule of law crisis and yet another step towards the government's total takeover of the judiciary.
We are fooling ourselves if we think our rule of law is invulnerable. It's more important than ever before that the legislative, executive and judicial branches work together to protect the rule of law.
The Polish Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, a Liberties member, wrote this open letter to Polish President Andrzej Duda calling on him to veto new bills that would severely harm the independence of the country's judiciary.
As the European Parliament debated the deterioration of rights, democratic standards and the rule of law in Hungary, the Commission announced it was stepping up action on three court cases, including the case on Fidesz's anti-NGO law.
Between 2010 and 2014, an 'illiberal state' was being built in Hungary, as promised by the prime minister. Since 2014, we have been offered a perspective on how an actual, consolidated illiberal democracy operates.