Poland Constitutional Tribunal decision "welcome": Secretary General

Secretary General Strasbourg 4 December 2015
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Poland Constitutional Tribunal decision

Further to the decision of the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland regarding appointment of constitutional judges, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland issued the following statement:

"There has been a controversy about the appointment of constitutional judges in Poland recently.  I welcome yesterday’s decision by the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland which clarifies the legal and constitutional situation. This decision now has to be fully implemented in all its aspects. If there are any doubts about the correct implementation of the decision by the Constitutional Tribunal, the Polish authorities could address the Council of Europe Venice Commission", Jagland said.