[Introductory note to] Joined Cases A. K. v. Krajowa Rada Sądownictwa (C-585/18) and CP (C-624/18), DO (C-625/18) v. Sąd Najwyższy (C.J.E.U.)

Grogan, Joelle ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3666-256X (2020) [Introductory note to] Joined Cases A. K. v. Krajowa Rada Sądownictwa (C-585/18) and CP (C-624/18), DO (C-625/18) v. Sąd Najwyższy (C.J.E.U.). International Legal Materials, 59 (3) . pp. 459-486. ISSN 0020-7829 [Article] (doi:10.1017/ilm.2020.24)

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Abstract

Joined Cases C-585/18, C-624/18, and C-625/18 concerning the independence of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Sąd Najwyższy (Polish SupremeCourt) is the latest in a series of EuropeanUnion (EU) Member States requesting the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to rule on the independence of their judicial systems. While the organization of justice systems within Member States is a competence of Member States (and thus not for the EU to determine or decide), the CJEU has held that Member States are nevertheless required to comply with obligations under EU law to ensure effective judicial protection and, as a necessary corollary, judicial independence. The significance of the current case lies in the formulation by the CJEU of a “European” standard of judicial independence, and its finding that national judges may set aside the jurisdiction of courts found not to be independent against that standard and to disapply any national measure (in accordance with the principle of the primacy of EU law over national law) that gives jurisdiction to a non-independent court.

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Additional Information: 'Introductory note' section covers pages 459-460 of the article reference
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Grogan, J. (2020). Joined Cases A. K. v. Krajowa Rada Sądownictwa (C-585/18) and CP (C-624/18), DO (C-625/18) v. Sąd Najwyższy (C.J.E.U.). International Legal Materials, 59(3), 459-486. doi:10.1017/ilm.2020.24
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
Item ID: 30702
Notes on copyright: This article has been published in a revised form in International Legal Materials http://doi.org/10.1017/ilm.2020.24. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution or re-use. © 2020 by The American Society of International Law
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Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2020 16:13
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URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/30702

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