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Letter from the International Lawyers’ Commission to the President

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), its Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers (CIJL) and the sitting and former judges who are Commissioners and Honorary Members of the ICJ, has sent an open letter to the President of Poland, condemning the forced retirement of 27 out of 72 judges of Polish Supreme Court, including […]

Teen victim of rape awarded quarter million in moral damages

A middle school student was raped by three pupils of the same school. Today, a court of appeal finally decided the case awarding the woman PLN 250,000 in moral damages (plus interest) from the perpetrators.

Supreme Administrative Court: change of law needed to secure early retirees eligibility for carer’s benefit

The Supreme Administrative Court has ruled that Maria Kowalska* would not receive a nursing benefit granted to a carer of a person with a disability because she receives an early retirement pension (which is nearly half the amount of the nursing benefit). The SAC held that without a change in law it was impossible to […]


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