April 11, 2017
Tomorrow, April 12: Andrzej Rzeplinski, former President of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal, on the rule of law in Poland
Our friends in the Working Group on Autocratic Legalism have called to our attention a particularly relevant event: Andrzej Rzeplinski, former president of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal, will be discussing the Polish constitutional crisis tomorrow, focusing in on the rule of law.
The Polish government is now the subject of a “rule of law” procedure at the European Commission, accused of having violated the rule of law with its attacks on the Constitutional Tribunal. President Rzeplinski fought off these attacks until the end of his regular term in January 2017, at which point the Court was captured by the government and now no longer challenges the government’s unconstitutional actions.
The conversation between President Rzeplinski and Visiting Professor Kim Lane Scheppele, who focuses on the intersection of constitutional and international law, particularly in constitutional systems under stress, will run from 10:00- 11:30 a.m. in WCC B010.