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Poland’s Compromised Court Threatens Rule of Law in Europe

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A protester holds a copy of the Polish Constitution during a protest at the Market Square in Krakow, Poland July 16, 2017.  © 2017 Agencja Gazeta/Jakub Porzycki/Reuters An October 8 decision by Poland’s politically compromised Constitutional Tribunal came as a shock in the country and across Europe. In its ruling, the court decided that two core articles of the European Union’s founding treaties are incompatible with the Polish Constitution, effectively rejecting the enforceability of EU law in Poland. The ruling threatens not only the rule of law in Poland, but also…

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