Marta Bucholc

Sociologist, lawyer and philosopher. Was awarded her PhD and habilitation in Sociology at the University of Warsaw, where she has been an associate professor since 2006. She has been a Research Professor at the Käte Hamburger Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities ‘Law as Culture’ at the University of Bonn since 2015.


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Final act

The repression of the judiciary in Poland

The ruling of the European Court of Justice on the controversial reform of the Supreme Court of Poland was a victory for liberal opponents of PiS. Then came the judgment of the German Constitutional Court, and the prospects for the independence of the Polish judiciary have again worsened. On the latest escalation of a longstanding conflict.

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Separation of powers undermined

The judicial reforms in Poland and the ruling of the ECJ

On 19 October, the European Court of Justice issued an injunction on Polish laws that the European Commission claims undermine the separation of powers in the country. On the political substance of a highly complex, legalistic assault on democratic institutions and the question of how far the ECJ ruling is likely to put a halt to a process well underway.

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