Magazine
Latest Issue

The battle for the rule of law in Poland will have consequences across Europe 

The outcome could shape the nature and even existence of the European project

By Christian Davies  

Warsaw: Above the main entrance of the Supreme Court hangs a banner with the inscription "Konsytucja" Constitution. Photo: Natalie Skrzypczak/DPA/PA Images

A diminutive, determined-looking judge in her mid-60s, Polish Supreme Court President Małgorzata Gersdorf is one of the faces of judicial resistance to Poland’s ruling right-wing Law and Justice party (PiS). The outcome of the resistance, which is still ongoing, will have profound consequences for the rest of Europe.

Using a series of breathtakingly brazen manoeuvres, PiS has already taken control of Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal and the National Council of the…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect