22 października 2020

Rule of Law: „Judge Irena Majcher: My case shows that anyone can experience harassment”


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‘If there is such a possibility, let’s prosecute the judge. Regardless of whether or not the allegations are real,’ says Irena Majcher about the actions of the prosecution service. The Disciplinary Chamber will decide on Wednesday whether to revoke the judge’s immunity so that the prosecutor can charge her. The article was published in Gazeta […]


‘If there is such a possibility, let’s prosecute the judge. Regardless of whether or not the allegations are real,’ says Irena Majcher about the actions of the prosecution service. The Disciplinary Chamber will decide on Wednesday whether to revoke the judge’s immunity so that the prosecutor can charge her.

The article was published in Gazeta Wyborcza, 21 October 2020. Interview by Anita Karwowska.

Interview with Judge Irena Majcher, adjudicating in the National Court Register at the District Court in Opole since 2001. The Disciplinary Chamber is to consider the motion of the Department of Internal Affairs of the National Public Prosecutor’s Office to waive the judge’s immunity on Wednesday, 21 October. The investigators want to charge the judge with a clerical offence for the alleged failure to fulfil her duties in one case.  On the next day, on Thursday, 22 October, it will decide whether to waive Judge Igor Tuleya’s immunity.  

Anita Karwowska: How long have you been a judge?

Judge Irena Majcher: ‘I received my judicial nomination in May 1990. I am nearing retirement, but I spent the last year on sick leave. I want to return to work, but I don’t know if the Disciplinary Chamber and the prosecutor’s office will let me.’

The Disciplinary Chamber is to decide on Wednesday whether to revoke your immunity. If that happens, the prosecutor’s office will have an open route to press the charges against you that it formulated two years ago.

‘According to the prosecutor’s office, in one of the cases I failed to fulfil my duties not only as a judge, but also as the head of the National Court Register division at the District Court in Opole. This is absolutely groundless. I shall explain the details, although I know it may seem complicated to people who are unfamiliar with this.’

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