➡ Rule of law

State of the rule of law in Poland

Lawyers of civil society group #FreeCourts Initiative comment of the current state of Rule of Law and recommend  further intensive action by the European Union to provide judical protection.


Under Siege. Why Polish courts matter for Europe

We present a report made in cooperation with the European Stability Initiative about the current state of Polish judiciary. By successfully bringing the law on the Supreme Court in 2018 to the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Commission showed that the EU is not helpless when its foundations areundermined. It proved that there is a powerful instrument to protect the rule of law.


Rule of law in the EU beyond political divisions. Budgetary sanctions and a new programme for citizens

We present the analysys by Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz. The EU needs new instruments for enforcing compliance with the law. This is why the European Parliament’s decisions in January 2019 to link payments from the EU budget to the rule of law in member states and establish a Rights and Values Programme (RVP) supporting grassroots democratic efforts are so important.