Poland: 'Extremely unconstitutional' — Thousands protest in Warsaw over judicial reforms

Thousands of Polish protesters held a rally outside the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on Thursday, as unrest continues over the government’s judicial reforms. “We, as a civil society, declare that we do not accept solutions that are currently being dealt with, because they are extremely unconstitutional solutions,» Free Courts Initiative Michal Wawrykiewicz said. The draft law would see... Еще greater political control over the courts exercised by the president and the parliament instead of the justice minister, allowing politicians to decide upon the composition of the Supreme Court. The amendments have already been approved by the lower house. The overhaul of the judiciary has spurred a number of protests across Poland, with the European Union issuing warnings that judicial independence is at risk.

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