The Warsaw-Brussels Tango: Will Poland Stay?

Written by: Aleksander Cwalina Brussels and Warsaw are locked in a judicial tit-for-tat to decide who has the final say on the supremacy of European Union (EU) law. This has strained EU-Polish relations and prompted some to wonder if “Polexit” lurks in the near future. The spar over rule of law in Poland began with…

Polish Libel Case Signals Chilling Limits in Polish Holocaust Research

Written by: Sophia Halverson A judge ruled in a Polish libel case that two prominent Holocaust survivors must apologize to a woman who feels that her uncle was slandered in a 1,600-page book, Night Without End: The Fate of Jews in Selected Counties of Occupied Poland.  In the book, a Holocaust survivor testified that Filomena…

The Hijacking of Polands’ Courts

Written by: Ryan Thiele Since the Law and Justice (PiS) party took the reigns of the Polish government in 2015, the party has been on a crusade to remove “communist influence” from the country by taking over the courts. Led by President Andrzej Duda and Party Chairman Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the party has used its majority…