Why Polish Judges Protest: Film + talk
This film and conversation is free, and on our digital film platform.
Short documentary: A Thousand Robes
The authoritarian turn in Poland threatens democracy and the independence of the courts. The government’s systematic campaign to assert political control over the judiciary has been met by condemnation at home and abroad. In January 2020 thousands of people, including lawyers and judges from Poland and Europe marched in protest against what they see as an attempt to dismantle the rule of law.
With the short film A Thousand Robes and a panel discussion we aim to understand what is happening in Poland and how the independence of the courts can be defended. The development in Poland is not unique in the world and this debate and battle is therefore also important in a larger European and global perspective.
In cooperation with NHC, WatchDocs Poland
Adam Bodnar, Ombudsman for Human Rights in Poland
Dorota Zabłudowska, Judge on the Gdańsk District Court in Poland Kacper Szulecki, Political Scientist, University of Oslo
Ingrid Brekke, journalist, Aftenposten
Gunnar Ekeløve-Slydal, Den norske Helsingforskomité, moderator.
The film and the panel discussion are found in the same stream on our digital platform.