Here’s What You Should Need To Know About Poland’s Controversial Judiciary Bill
Poland’s Parliament has approved a controversial judiciary bill to give MPs and the justice minister the power to appoint judges without consulting judicial circles.
Opposition parties and human rights groups say this would erode the independence of the judiciary.
The governing Law and Justice party states the reforms are required for the reason that the judiciary is corrupt and works for only the top. The bill must now be signed by the President in order to turn out to be law.
From the time when it came to power in year 2015, the government of the conservative, populist Law and Justice party (PiS), has passed a chain of divisive reforms, causing mass protests.