Judge Waldemar Żurek, despite the court’s decision, has still not been reinstated to work in his department. – The court does not implement the ruling and in my opinion this is an obvious and flagrant violation of the law – he said on TVN24. He added that “all these people feel a certain protective umbrella from the prosecutor’s office and therefore feel unpunished.”
In March, the District Court in Katowice ordered the reinstatement of Judge Waldemar Żurek to work in the 2nd Civil Appeal Department at the District Court in Kraków. Although more than a month and a half has passed since this decision, it has not yet been implemented.
Żurek: The court is not executing the ruling. In my opinion, this is a clear and gross violation of the law
Judge Żurek was a guest of TVN24 on Monday. He said that “the situation is bizarre and the worst thing is what citizens see today.”
– We have an enforceable order requiring me to be reinstated – as the court said – on a full-time basis and on a full-time basis to the department from which I was unlawfully removed. This ruling was made on March 3, and the enforcement clause was issued on March 7. This means that the court should immediately execute it, he stressed.
– Since then, today is April 24, no action has been taken that would somehow respect this ruling, restore me to the department. I sent a few letters, reported my readiness to this department. The court does not enforce the ruling and in my opinion this is an obvious and flagrant violation of the law. Perhaps also the exhaustion of the features of Article 231 of the Penal Code, i.e. failure to perform duties by the court authorities, the judge assessed.
Żurek: Lawlessness can happen because there are no institutions to prosecute it
As he said, “he has been a linesman for many years” and “he could not imagine before the governments that the current parliamentary majority exercises such obvious and gross violations of the law and the prosecutor’s office would not work.”
In his opinion, “all these people feel a certain protective umbrella from the prosecutor’s office and therefore feel unpunished.”
– Now, in my case, the court has filed appeals and the prosecutor’s office subordinated to Minister Ziobro is joining the case. In my opinion, the court authorities do not respect the decisions that have been made, hoping that the participation of the prosecutor’s office will either freeze the composition of the second instance, or intimidate these judges, or there will be some magic in the drawing of the composition, because the minister has access to the drawing machine – the TVN24 guest enumerated.
– It seems to me that these actions are unlawful, they can happen before our eyes, because there are no institutions that are supposed to prosecute this kind of crimes – added the judge.
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