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Gov’t publishes selection of Tribunal rulings

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Roberto Galea 16.08.2016 15:59
The Polish government has published a selection of the rulings of the Constitutional Tribunal, excluding a recent decision that some laws related to the court were unconstitutional.
The main room of the Constitutional Tribunal. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsThe main room of the Constitutional Tribunal. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

In total, a total of 21 rulings were published on the internet on Tuesday.

Among the decisions which were excluded were rulings from 9 March and 11 August, which said that laws introduced by the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party were unconstitutional.

On Thursday the Tribunal declared as unconstitutional, among other points, a provision that the head of the Constitutional Tribunal has to refer requests for judgment to the Prime Minister; the decision by the government not to publish an earlier ruling by the Tribunal; the principle of addressing cases in the order of receipt; and the forcing of the head of the Tribunal to swear in three new judges who were elected by the present parliament. (rg)

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