Human rights commission investigating Poland changes to constitutional court


The international Venice Commission, a branch of the Council of Europe [official websites],began an investigation [press release]Monday into Poland’s recent changes to its Constitutional Court [official website, in Polish]. The review was requested by Polish officials after the change in law in December resulted in street protests andinternational criticism [NYT report]. Although the Council of Europe, and the Venice Commission under it, are not part of the EU and will not make a legally binding decision, the outcome will be announced in March and is expected to influence EU investigations into the recent actions taken by the government under the Law and Justice Party (PiS) [official website, in Polish].

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