Polish constitutional reforms 'would undermine democracy'

Andrzej Rzeplinski, head of Poland's Constitutional Court, attends a session at the Constitutional Tribunal in Warsaw, Poland, on March 8, 2016The Council of Europe said Friday that reforms to Poland’s constitutional court “would undermine democracy” in the country. The reforms put forward by the Polish government would also weaken “human rights and the state of law”, the Strasbourg-based rights body said in a statement. The government passed reforms in December that critics say will increase its influence over the Constitutional Court.

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