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“2000 days of Lawlessness” – Free Courts Report

read all June 23rd, 2021

Polish Constitutional Tribunal undermined the foundations of the European Union

read all October 8th, 2021

Our position regarding the “Orders of the First President of the Supreme Court”

read all August 6th, 2021

Adam Bodnar ends his mission as the Human Rights Commissioner- Thank you!

read all July 15th, 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

Diaboliczny plan Kaczyńskiego odnośnie sądów. 'To znaczące przyspieszenie konfrontacji z Unią'

read all on wyborcza.pl

10 Commandments for Restoring the Rule of Law in Poland [Free Courts Initiative]

read all on wyborcza.pl

Free Courts Initiative: To Fix Poland, We Must First Restore the Rule of Law [INTERVIEW]

read all on wyborcza.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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