Professor Ewa Łętowska said in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 that the draft of changes proposed by the president in the Supreme Court was “looking for a false etiquette to create the impression that the game is fair”. – Does this law restore the rule of law? She changes the label in the Disciplinary Chamber, she said.
On Wednesday, the European Commission gave a positive opinion on the Polish National Reconstruction Plan. However, the payment of money is subject to the fulfillment of conditions related to the rule of law. One of such steps – the liquidation of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court – involves the presidential bill, which is currently being processed in the Senate. The proposed amendment to the regulations also provides for the creation of a Chamber Professional Responsibility.
Łętowska: you look for a false etiquette to create the impression that you are playing fair
Professor Ewa Łętowska, retired judge of the Constitutional Tribunal and former Ombudsman, was asked in “Faktach po Faktach” on TVN24 whether the presidential project meets the conditions set by the European Commission.
– I am not the one who decides whether this is the fulfillment of the conditions. Neither is Ms (the head of the European Commission, Ursula – ed.) Von der Leyen. On 14 July last year, the Court of Justice of the European Union decided what these three “milestones” are and what they are. He said that this was to consist of the liquidation of the Disciplinary Chamber, the reinstatement of those judges who were removed from office, and such a reform of disciplinary proceedings that would not infringe upon the independence of courts and judges, she reminded.
She stressed that “the one who issued this judgment will judge whether what was done in Poland is sufficient to speak of meeting the conditions”.
– Does this law restore the rule of law? She changes the label in the Disciplinary Chamber. (…) If we have the principle of loyal fulfillment of obligations in the European treaty, and in fact we have “ruling by cheating”, that is, looking for false labels for what is done, we have a discrepancy. False etiquette is looked for to create the impression that fair is being played – said Łętowska.