• One Law, Two Justices

      Poland’s prolonged rule of law crisis goes beyond the political and legal to the psychological. Those who believe in the value of respect for the law, the inviolability of the constitution and the independence of the courts have seen the things they believe in ruthlessly destroyed. They are likely to be experiencing a psychological trauma.

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  • Is Poland’s President Duda on the Road to Damascus?

    … Polish President Duda’s veto of the government’s bills on the judiciary caught both the governing party and the opposition by surprise, and can indeed be seen as something of a miracle. The President’s consistent support for all of PiS’s previous assaults on the rule of law in Poland had not given much hope for his conversion, yet he found…

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  • For Central Europe’s Illiberal Democracies, the Worst is yet to Come

    … Next week the Polish parliament will most likely pass a bill sponsored by the ruling Law and Justice party, introducing a total overhaul of the country’s judicial system. The tenures of all judges sitting on the Supreme Court, Poland’s highest judicial instance, will be immediately expired, while their successors will be installed by the justice…

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  • How to Demolish an Independent Judiciary with the Help of a Constitutional Court

    … of work on reform of the National Council of the Judiciary. The reason why the current Polish Government unexpectedly suspended the process of usurping control of the national judicial system in order to enlist the help of the constitutional court can be understood with the help of a metaphor. Let us assume that: i) the Constitution is an approved…

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  • Fiktiver (doppelter) Lizenzschadensersatz ist richtlinienkonform

    … Urteil des EuGH vom 25.01.2017, Az.: C-367/15 Art. 13 der Richtlinie 2004/48/EG des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 29. April 2004 zur Durchsetzung der Rechte des geistigen Eigentums ist dahin auszulegen, dass er einer nationalen Regelung wie der im Ausgangsverfahren fraglichen, wonach der Inhaber des verletzten Rechts des geistigen…

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