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Supreme Court in Poland – recent developments

According to Law on Supreme Court adopted in December 2017, two new chambers will be established in the Supreme Court (SC).

Hence, the new judges of the Supreme Court have to be appointed in order to fill in the seats in the new chambers. The procedure of selecting new judges was initiated in June 2018 with official announcement issued by the President of Poland. The announcement was not countersigned by the Prime Minister. Meanwhile the procedure of selecting new judges was amended. In August 2018, the new National Council of Judiciary selected new judges of the Supreme Court. Additionally, the Supreme Court decided to refer a set of questions to the European Court of Justice within the preliminary reference procedure.

Supreme Court in Poland – recent developments – HFHR brief.


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