PSL opposes judiciary system reorganization
October 11, 2012
Junior coalition partner Polish People’s Party (PSL) wants PM Donald Tusk to lift the decision of the Justice Minister Jaroslaw Gowin concerning reorganization of local court structure, PSL leader and Economy Minister Waldemar Pawlak told a news briefing.
Minister Gowin signed a regulation changing the status of 79 district courts, which will now become mere branches of larger court units. According to Gowin the reform will only make courts' work more efficient.
PSL, which has kept protesting against the proposal for months, called the move a mistake which brings no economic or organizational benefits, Pawlak said.According to PSL, the changes in question will have a negative effect on smaller towns and may lead to the liquidation of counties in the future.
Judges of the district courts are going to protest against Gowin's decision as well threaten that they will resign, the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna says citing several judges.