Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Prawo i Sprawiedliwość

  • Polish Constitutional Drama: Of Courts, Democracy, Constitutional Shenanigans and Constitutional Self-Defense

    —Tomasz Tadeusz Koncewicz, Professor of Law and Director of the Department of European and Comparative Law at the University of Gdańsk, Poland; 2015 – 2016 Fulbright Visiting Professor at University of California Berkeley Law School*  The Polish general elections of October 26, 2015, completely reshaped the political scene, bringing back to power the right-wing conservative party Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (PiS which reads in English “Law and Justice”, rather ironic name bearing in mind the events unraveling now in Poland), which was ousted in 2007 amid scandals of political corruption and nepotism, and concerns about its cynicism, nationalism and anti-European sympathies.