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Barbara Grabowska-Moroz: Żurek v Poland – When Judges Become Rule of Law Actors

In a new article in ERA Forum, Journal of the Academy of European Law, our Post-doctoral Research Fellow Barbara Grabowska-Moroz analyzes the main consequences of Żurek v Poland, decided by the European Court of Human Rights in June 2022. She writes that the major added value of the case is that the Court developed its interpretation of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The article, entitled Żurek v Poland – when judges become rule of law actors. Challenges and achievements of judicial mobilisation in Poland discusses judicial mobilization regarding the undermining of judicial independence in Poland and judges becoming ‘rule of law actors’ when rule of law backsliding threatens constitutional principles such as judicial independence or the separation of powers. It also discusses the role of judicial associations in coordinating such mobilisation.

Read the full article here.

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