Commissioner for Human Rights

Disciplinary procedures for judges - CHR was one of the guests of the Verfassungsblog


Adam Bodnar, the outgoing Human Rights Commissioner was one of the guests of the Verfassungsblog -  a journalistic and academic forum of debate on topical events and developments in constitutional law and politics in Germany, the emerging common European constitutional space and beyond. He took part in a discussion about disciplinary proceedings for judges.

Disciplinary procedures can be misused by an authoritarian government as blunt yet efficient tool to force the independent judiciary into submission. Judge Igor Tuleya is facing removal from office and worse for having crossed the government once too often in his discharge of his judicial duties. And he is not the only one case in Poland.