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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Polish Constitutional Court Rules on Lustration Law

Poland's Constitutional Court has ruled that the country's new lustration law, a statute which requires as many as 700,000 individuals to reveal whether they cooperated with the former Communist regime, is unconstitutional. The senior judge announced that the law might be applied to senior officials, but not to the many politicians, businesspeople, and journalists, among others, who were targeted. The current President, angered by the ruling, indicated that his government might make the contents of currently secret police files public.  Read more here. Read about the feared consequences of the law here.

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