CoE rejects Polish candidates to European Court of Human Rights
The Council of Europe Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights has rejected all Polish candidates for ECHR judges - TVN24 reporter Michał Tracz learned on Friday. There were three Polish candidates: Aleksander Stępkowski, Elżbieta Karska and Agnieszka Szklanna.
Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs submitted a list of Polish candidates for ECHR judges on March 8.
Polish government backed the following persons: DSc Elżbieta Karska, a professor at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, in private life the wife of PiS MEP Karol Karski, Supreme Court spokesman and founder of the ultraconservative organisation Ordo Iuris DSc Aleksander Stępkowski, and Council of Europe expert PhD Agnieszka Szklanna.
According to TVN24 reporter Michał Tracz, the Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights on Friday rejected all three Polish candidates.
TVN24 reporter's news has been confirmed by the Left party lawmaker Andrzej Szejna, a member of the Polish delegation to Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, who took part in the committee session on Friday.
Rejection of the whole list means the selection procedure in Poland must be restarted from square one.
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