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Reflective holidays – from #FreeCourts and friends

read all December 23rd, 2021

“2000 days of Lawlessness” – Free Courts Report (January 2022 update)

read all June 23rd, 2021

Agreement for the Rule of Law – the draft bill implementing the CJEU rulings will be submitted to the Sejm

read all January 27th, 2022

Declaration of Regional Court Judge Waldemar Żurek’s attorneys regarding the failure to transfer the case files to the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court

read all December 30th, 2021
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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.

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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.

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The Founders

Sylwia
Gregorczyk-Abram

Sylwia<br />
Gregorczyk-Abram read more

Maria
Ejchart-Dubois

Sylwia<br />
Gregorczyk-Abram read more

Paulina
Kieszkowska-Knapik

Sylwia<br />
Gregorczyk-Abram read more

Michał
Wawrykiewicz

Sylwia<br />
Gregorczyk-Abram read more
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Films and publications

visit our Youtube channel

Films and publications

Los abogados que combaten al Gobierno polaco con cine

read all on elpais.com

Last Twelve Months: Action Versus Reaction

read all liberte.pl

Walka o państwo prawa – krótkie i subiektywne podsumowanie roku

read all on onet.pl
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Court proceedings

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

Court proceedings

Private indictment of Ewa Podleśna against TVP journalists

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Lawsuit by prof. Jakub Urbanik against the Minister of Education and Science

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“LGBT free zone” stickers case

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Podcast in TOK FM

Watch the law! Because the law is looking at you, even if you did not know that.  Watch the law! Because the law is not just legislation, it is also people and institutions affecting your life. Watch the law! Because we all need to defend ourselves against lawlessness.

listen on tokfm.pl
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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.

REGON: 38559736000000
NIP: 7010972487

Bank account: 06 1090 2851 0000 0001 4444 0763
SWIFT CODE: WBKPPLPP

Foundation / Contact

#WolneSądy
ul. Wiejska 12/9
00-490 Warsaw
POLAND

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