12th International Rule of Law lecture

Date: 26 November 2018

Time: 17:30 - 20:00

The Honourable Society of Inner Temple Crown Office Row London EC4Y 7HE

12 International RoL lecture

12th International Rule of Law Lecture

The role of the judiciary in a rule of law crisis -an insight from Poland

26 November 2018, 18:00-19:30

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London, EC4Y 7HL

Professor Andrzej Rzepliński, former President of the Polish Constitutional Court, will deliver the 12th International Rule of Law lecture.

Poland has been in the grips of a rule of law dispute with the European Union for almost two years. In the first time the EU has taken a member state to court over the rule of law, the European Court of Justice has ordered the Polish Government to immediately suspend the changes to the country's Supreme Court. The law, which required about a third of all Supreme Court judges to retire on age grounds, was the latest in a flurry of changes seen to undermine the independence of the judiciary in Poland.

Professor Rzepliński is well-placed to talk about the realities of living in a country where the rule of law is under threat. He was a judge of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal from 2007 and its President from 2010 to 2016. He is also a Professor of Jurisprudence and human rights expert.

The lecture will be followed by a networking reception.

This is a free event, however registration is required

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 The Bar Council speaks out whenever and wherever rule of law crises occur and has done so on two occasions in relation to Poland. To read our letters and statements, please click here: /supporting-the-bar/international/rule-of-law/


The first ten lectures have been published by Wildy's and Sons Ltd. You can purchase a copy of the book from the Wildly & Sons Ltd Website.