Supreme Court judges appeal for prompt execution of CJEU rulings

A group of 92 active and retired Polish Supreme Court judges appealed on Wednesday for the immediate execution of two Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rulings on the Supreme Court's disciplinary chamber.

On July 14 and 15, the CJEU ruled the chamber, which can discipline judges, should be suspended owing to a lack of independence from the executive. Poland has been given until August 16 to implement the rulings or face financial sanctions.

The Polish government has so far refused to comply with the rulings, arguing that they violate the Polish constitution and that the EU has no mandate over member states' judicial systems.

In a statement published on Facebook, the judges said that Poland's failure to follow the rulings violates EU law and the Polish constitution.

"We, the undersigned Supreme Court judges, appeal to all state bodies for the full execution of the rulings passed by the EU Court of Justice on July 14 2021... and July 15 2021..., including the immediate suspension of the Supreme Court's Disciplinary Chamber," the appeal reads.

The appeal was signed by 47 active and 45 retired Supreme Court judges.