Polish lower house adopts reforms empowering justice minister to appoint Supreme Court judges

21 July 2017
Building of Supreme Court of Poland (photo credit: Jaime Silva/Flickr)
Building of Supreme Court of Poland (photo credit: Jaime Silva/Flickr)
The lower house of parliament, which is controlled by the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party in power, voted 235 to 192 -- with 23 abstentions -- in favour of the law giving the justice minister power to select candidates for the court. The measure is only the latest in a slew of contested judicial reforms that the PiS says are necessary to make the judicial system more effective and fight against corruption.
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