Polish Constitutional Court will no longer interpret the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.
President of the Constitutional Tribunal Julia Przyłębska decided to break the agreement concluded in 2014 by his predecessor, prof. Andrzej Rzeplinski. Poles will not have the opportunity to see the sentences that fall in Strasbourg.
It is amazing that the CC resigns from the possibility of disseminating the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. The Strasbourg Court is often the last instance to protect vulnerable people against the power of the state. Also many Polish citizens.
The European Court of Human Rights, based in Strasbourg, is responsible for the protection of human rights in Europe. It addresses complaints from citizens of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe which have ratified the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights.
The agreement concluded in 2014 followed the recommendations of the Brighton Declaration adopted in 2012 by the signatory States of the Convention. The document talks about the translation of judgments, but also encourages the national tribunals to take into account the principles of the Convention and its provisions in creating a new law.