14 września 2021

‚Judge Piotr Gąciarek was suspended by Ziobro’s nominee for implementing EU law’


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‚Disciplinary commissioner Piotr Schab suspended judge Piotr Gąciarek for a month for a declaration made a few days earlier in which Gąciarek refused to adjudicate in a bench with a judge promoted by the new, political National Council of the Judiciary. Gąciarek is the second judge recently suspended for refusing to adjudicate with a neo-judge in the performance of the July judgment […]


‚Disciplinary commissioner Piotr Schab suspended judge Piotr Gąciarek for a month for a declaration made a few days earlier in which Gąciarek refused to adjudicate in a bench with a judge promoted by the new, political National Council of the Judiciary. Gąciarek is the second judge recently suspended for refusing to adjudicate with a neo-judge in the performance of the July judgment of the CJEU and the ECtHR.’

Judge Piotr Gąciarek from the Regional Court in Warsaw was removed from adjudicating on Monday, 13 September 2021. The president of the court, Piotr Schab, a nominee of Minister Ziobro and simultaneously the chief disciplinary commissioner, who is known for prosecuting independent judges, issued the order in this case.’

Schab suspended the judge for a month for declaration made a few days earlier in which Gąciarek refused to adjudicate in a bench with a judge promoted by the new, political National Council of the Judiciary.  This was about Judge Stanisław Zdun, who had been promoted by the new NCJ to the regional court. According to Schab, by refusing to adjudicate with a neo-judge, Judge Gąciarek failed to perform his official duties. The deputy disciplinary commissioner has already started to prosecute the judge.’

‚Gąciarek is the second judge recently suspended for refusing to adjudicate with a neo-judge in the performance of the July judgment of the CJEU and the ECtHR.’

The first was Adam Synakiewicz from the Regional Court in Częstochowa. Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro had personally suspended him for a month several days ago. Judges’ Cooperation Forum (Forum Współpracy Sędziów) requested the Commissioner for Human Rights to intervene in this matter.  The Forum is accusing the minister of acting in conflict with the Constitution.’

Text comes from the Rule of Law website 

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