The World’s Conservatives Gather in Budapest
23 September 2021
The ruling party’s discrediting of a widely supported candidate to become the next ombudsperson of the Polish Republic is only the latest chapter in an ongoing series about the dismantling of the Polish justice system. Will civil society’s candidate prevail over a government’s representative?
In October 2020, there was a striking image in the Polish Sejm: a civic society candidate was sitting on the floors in the corridors of the parliament, evoking only the condescending laughter from those in power.
When she runs for the third time in the unequal race for the Rzecznik Praw Obywatelskich (RPO), the Office of Ombudsperson, will she suddenly become a source of threat for the ruling class?
Since 2015, the rule of law has not been at its best in Poland. This is only a euphemism to describe the results of certain events and actions undertook by the ruling party during the last five years.