New powers for Justice Minister
April 14, 2017
Ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) has completed a draft bill granting the Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro power to dismiss all heads of courts and wants to implement it as of July 1. The draft bill, authored by the Justice Ministry, has been submitted as an MP draft bill to avoid the need for consultations. The law would violate the constitutional rule of court independence, Slawomir Palka of the national judiciary council KRS commented. In his view, the Justice Minister will use the law to fill highest positions at courts with his "his people."