Katarzyna Nowicka

Democratic tsunami in Poland

Setting the scene   The recent abortion judgement of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal (CT) caused a stir not only domestically but also abroad. On 22 October 2020 the Polish CT – with the majority of voices (and two dissenting opinions) – declared that abortion in cases where the foetus has serious and irreversible birth defects […]

Preparing for the Pandemic Elections

There is no doubt that the essential state institutions should function as effectively as possible in the times of pandemic. It also means finding concrete and fast solutions provided in special statutes, aiming at alleviating social and economic consequences of the coronavirus outbreak. However, even when proceeding the bill known as Anti-crisis Shield (“Tarcza antykryzysowa”) that provides […]