The chairman of the new National Council of the Judiciary, Paweł Styrna, in the Friday interview “One for One” on TVN24, spoke about the rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union. As he said, “they only show that the state has to take appropriate legal measures to implement the recommendations.” Dr. Bogna Baczyńska, a constitutional student from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Szczecin, commented on his statement. As she stated, Styrna’s words are “beyond comprehension” to her.
The chairman of the new National Council of the Judiciary, Paweł Styrna, in the Friday interview “One for One” spoke, among other things, about issued last week by this body of the position on the judgment Court of Justice of the European Union on July 15. The CJEU ruled that the system of disciplinary liability of judges in Poland is inconsistent with EU law. The National Council of the Judiciary stated that “with deep concern and disappointment” it accepts the statements contained in the judgment of the EU tribunal.
– It is not like the CJEU takes decisions binding on judges or decisions which constitute sources of law for judges. The ruling of the CJEU only shows that the state is to apply appropriate legal measures to implement these recommendations – said Styrna on TVN24.
Baczyńska: Judge Styrna’s words are beyond my comprehension
Dr. Bogna Baczyńska, a constitutional student from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Szczecin and the Pro Unum Foundation, referred to this matter in the morning “You Get Up and You Know” on TVN24. When asked about Styrna’s words, she quoted from Timothy Snyder’s book, “On Tyranny. Twenty Lessons in the Twentieth Century.” – There is such a sentence: “It is difficult to destroy the rule of law without lawyers or to organize show trials without judges,” said Baczyńska.
– What the chairman of the National Council of the Judiciary said about the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union, that is our tribunal for 16 years, is something surprising, something beyond comprehension for me as a lawyer – she added.
The constitutionalist about Styrna: he showed himself as a legal anti-vaccine
According to the constitutionalist, “the judge showed himself a bit as a legal anti-vaccine.” – So we completely ignore EU law, we ignore the fact that it is an autonomous, established legal system and we talk about it on the basis of my whim or what I like – she commented.
As Baczyńska emphasized, “the jurisprudence and principles of the CJEU are an integral part of the EU system”. “And these principles are part of primary law with the same rank as the treaties,” she added.
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