Polish parliament votes to start debate on judiciary bill

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 18, 2017 4:05 AM

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's lower house of parliament voted on Tuesday to start a debate on a bill that the opposition said would erode judges' independence.

Amid loud opposition chants of "shame, disgrace", the parliament, where the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has a majority, voted to start debating a bill that calls for an overhaul of the Supreme Court.

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