13 października 2020

Rule of Law: „The illegal Disciplinary Chamber revoked Judge Beata Morawiec’s immunity under the cover of night”


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‘These are inquisitorial proceedings. This has nothing to do with a fair trial,’ said Judge Beata Morawiec’s defence attorneys. The judge can still appeal against the Disciplinary Chamber’s decision.  „The Disciplinary Chamber revoked Judge Beata Morawiec’s immunity, who is known for defending the independent courts in Poland. It also suspended Morawiec from her official duties […]


‘These are inquisitorial proceedings. This has nothing to do with a fair trial,’ said Judge Beata Morawiec’s defence attorneys. The judge can still appeal against the Disciplinary Chamber’s decision. 

„The Disciplinary Chamber revoked Judge Beata Morawiec’s immunity, who is known for defending the independent courts in Poland. It also suspended Morawiec from her official duties and cut her salary by half. This is the first case in which judicial immunity has been revoked for a judge who is known for defending the independence of the judiciary and criticizing Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro’s ‘reforms’ so that the prosecutor’s office is able to prosecute him.”

„The judgment was issued on Monday, 12 October 2020 after 9 p.m. by Adam Tomczyński from the Disciplinary Chamber. The internal affairs department of the National Prosecutor’s Office, which had been set up during the PiS (Law and Justice party) rule to prosecute judges and prosecutors, wanted Judge Beata Morawiec’s immunity to be revoked.”

„Judge Morawiec denies the allegations. She says she did not take a telephone from anyone. She also prepared the opinion and still has it in her work computer. In order to check this, a prosecutor conducted a dawn raid at the judge’s house and confiscated her computer under threat of conducting a search. This is how the immunity protecting the judge was breached.”

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