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Poland: Veto Law Punishing Judges for Criticism

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Expand Polish judges, joined by judges from other European countries, wear their robes during a January 11 protest against proposed reforms that would undermine judicial independence, Warsaw January 11, 2020.  © 2020 Attila Husejnow/AP Images (Budapest) – President Andrzej Duda of Poland should veto a law allowing the government to punish or even fire judges who criticize its restrictions on the courts, Human Rights Watch said today. The measure would even apply to judges who are performing their obligations in carrying out judgements of the EU Court of Justice.   “Political interference with…

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