Cover Osteuropa 5-6/2023

In Osteuropa 5-6/2023

“This Is Legal Nihilism in Action”
Background and Consequences of the “Lex Tusk”

Marta Bucholc, Maciej Komornik

Deutsche Fassung


Poland’s governing majority has created a quasi-judicial special commission that is to investigate “Russian interference” in Polish politics. The justification of the law, the period of investigation, the commission’s scope of competences, and its integration into the republic’s political and legal institutional structures show that the commission violates basic principles of the rule of law. The special commission will allow itself to be misused as a tool to discredit, compromise, and eliminate the opposition led by Donald Tusk.

(Osteuropa 5-6/2023, pp. 161–168)