WARSAW — Thousands rallied in Poland’s largest cities on Sunday against the ruling party’s judicial reforms, which the opposition says would kill the judges’ independence and undermine democracy.
Late on Friday the country’s parliament, where the Law and Justice (PiS) party has a majority, passed a bill giving parliament a greater say in appointing judges, which critics say violates the constitutional separation of powers.
The conservative, eurosceptic PiS has also introduced draft legislation in the past week that would replace all Supreme Court judges except those chosen by the justice minister.
“Shame, shame” chanted protesters gathered in Warsaw under Polish and European Union flags, and calling Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the chairman…
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