Polish Ombudsman to challenge anti-terror law in constitutional court

13 July 2016
Polish parliament (photo credit: Przemek Wierzchowski / Reuters)
Polish parliament (photo credit: Przemek Wierzchowski / Reuters)
<p><span>Ombudsman Adam Bodnar has referred Poland's recently adopted anti-terror law to the Constitutional Tribunal, claiming multiple infringements of the constitution.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Bodnar says that nine clauses in the new legislation infringe the country’s constitution, alongside the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights.</span></p><p>The conservative Law and Justice government has said the new measures will increase the efficiency of Polish anti-terrorist operations and improve coordination between security services. But the law has been criticized by opposition politicians and human rights organizations, who called on President Andrzej Duda not to sign it, claiming the new rules will limit citizens’ rights.</p>
Read the full article here: Radio Poland/PAP, Telewizja Republika


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