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#ROLL – Rule of Law for Lawyers Workshops

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Who we are?

We are a group of Polish lawyers who, on the wave of civil protests in defence of independence of the judiciary, launched the informal initiative #FreeCourts in July 2017.

The core of the #FreeCourts initiative is the four lawyers who founded the group and are the originators and performers of all its activities, events and court cases, the initiative is involved: Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram, Maria Ejchart-Dubois, Paulina Kieszkowska-Knapik i Michał Wawrykiewicz.


What do we do?

Since the very beginning of the crisis we focus on opposing the violation of the separation of powers, the rule of law and the constitutional order by the ruling majority in Poland. Our idea was to record short videos, which were published on social media, about what the essence of the independence of the judiciary and judicial independence is and why it is so important for every citizen.

We invited famous people to appear in the films – actors, lawyers, doctors, journalists, artists – who presented the essence of the above issue, based on examples from everyday life. Our videos have spread widely on the Internet, sometimes reaching several million recipients.

What do we do?

The initiative than have begun to publish (and it is still the case today) films including expert comments and appeals in relation to current events, laws adopted, violations of the rule of law, judgments, activities of the European Union institutions. We have published around 1,000 materials – clips, infographics, debates, live broadcasts, studio programs and podcasts. Nearly 80 thousand people are observing #FreeCourts fanpage on Facebook.


The Founders


Sylwia<br />
Gregorczyk-Abram read more


Maria<br />
Ejchart-Dubois read more


Paulina<br />
Kieszkowska-Knapik read more


Michał<br />
Wawrykiewicz read more

Films and publications

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Films and publications

Ważne wyroki, które w 2023 r. Europejski Trybunał Praw Człowieka wydał w sprawach dotyczących Polski

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Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram: "Obniżamy komfort sprawowania władzy. Taki obrońca człowieka chodzi, miauczy, przeszkadza, ciągnie za rękaw"

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Michał Wawrykiewicz: "Sytuacja [Kamińskiego i Wąsika] z punktu widzenia prawnego jest absolutnie klarowna i czysta"

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Court proceedings

Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram i Michał Wawrykiewicz na sali rozpraw - fot. Adam Stępień / Agencja Gazeta

Court proceedings

Lawyers from Free Courts represent repressed judges and prosecutors before national courts and European Tribunals. The Foundation is already handling more than 100 cases. Lawyers from the Free Courts have obtained several landmark decisions that affect the functioning of the legal system as a whole. The Foundation is also involved in cases of great social importance concerning fundamental civil rights and freedoms.



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    Foundation / Contact

    We founded the Free Courts Foundation in 2020

    The objective of the Foundation is to support initiatives and educational activities in defence of the rule of law. The founders are Maria Ejchart-Dubois, Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram, Paulina Kieszkowska-Knapik and Michał Wawrykiewicz.

    The Free Courts Foundation is entered into the National Court Register under the number 0000829554.

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