Struggle for impartiality

The political turmoil surrounding the judicial system is not just a matter for European debate on principles. How does the issue of judicial independence affect regular people? WBJ asked Poland’s Ombudsman, Adam Bodnar, how his job has changed in the current political climate, what problems regular ...

Locked content Ombudsman criticizes new state land bill

Government ombudsman Adam Bodnar sent a letter to Prime Minister Beata Szydło this week, in which he shared his concerns about the upcoming state-owned land sale bill. The measure calls for the freezing of sales of most land owned by the State Treasury for the next five years. The government justifi...

Locked content Ombudsman to file complaint over invigilation bill

The Commissioner for Human Rights (RPO) Adam Bodnar has announced he will file a complaint in the Constitutional Tribunal regarding the new public surveillance law, which has already passed through parliament and is waiting to be signed by the President. On Thursday, the RPO declared that he is stil...

Locked content Senat approves Bodnar as ombudsman

Senat, the upper chamber of the Polish parliament, has approvedAdam Bodnar’s candidacy for ombudsman. He will replace Irena Lipowicz, whose a five-year-long tenure has ended. As many as 41 senators backed him, while 39 were against and two abstained. In July, Bodnar was picked by the Sejm, bea...