The Ombudsman before the Polish Constitutional Tribunal


On 9th September 2020, the 5-years term of the current Polish Ombudsman (Commissioner for Human Rights) Adam Bodnar, ended. The Parliament did not select a new person for this position yet. Thus, following the Article 3.6 of the Law on the Commissioner, Professor Bodnar stays in the office until the appointment of the new Commissioner for Human Rights. However a group of MPs demands the Constitutional Court to delete this legal basis, leaving the office without its head. The Court wants to decide on this case on 20th October. More about the case in the Constitutional Tribunal in the article by Mirosław Wróblewski, the Director of the Constitutional, International and European Law Department in the office of the Commissioner for Human Rights of Poland (from 2007).