Judiciary as a subject of petitions to the Sejm of the Republic of Poland of the 8th term of office

Andrzej Szmyt


The initial part of the article provides an overview of the constitutional and statutory bases of the institution of petition and the constitutional bases of the administration of justice in Poland. The author also presents the parliamentary procedure of considering petitions with a particular emphasis on the role of the Committee on Petitions in this regard. These considerations are followed by the analysis of five petitions submitted to the Sejm in the 8th term of office, which began on 12 November 2015, until 31 December 2017 in regard to judiciary. Citizens’ requests focused on the proposals concerning the participation of social organizations in court proceedings, the disciplinary liability of judges for violation of the European Convention on Human Rights, the introduction of election of judges in general elections, the introduction of a jury institution and a judge of peace and the introduction of a "social" indictment. These examples prove the citizens’ interest and commitment. They show that the justice system belongs to matters of great social importance. Citizens are ready to inspire changes in matters of great axiological and constitutional significance for the foundations of the constitutional system
Author Andrzej Szmyt (FLA / DCLPI)
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- Department of Constitutional Law and Political Institutions
Publication size in sheets0.6
Book Political sciences, law, finance, international relations: conference proceedings, iss. 1.1, Modern science, SGEM International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences on Social Sciences and Arts, no. 5, 2018, SGEM, ISBN 978-619-7408-30-0, 790 p., DOI:10.5593/sgemsocial2018H/11
Keywords in Englishpetition, judiciary, Poland, Sejm
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, BookChapterMatConfByIndicator
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, BookChapterMatConfByIndicator
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