Projekt stanowiska Sejmu w sprawie o sygn. akt P 12/14
Sejm draft position on case ref. no. P 12/14
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The position of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland concerns Article 207 § 3 second sentence in conjunction with § 7 of the Code of Civil Procedure (CCP), establishing a procedure for consent by order of the president for bringing further writings preparatory to pleading in the course of the case, and Article 207 § 4 CCP which provides the possibility of an oral hearing of the parties in closed session before the first hearing, if the president call upon the parties to submit additional clarification on the issue, in terms of their compliance with Article 45 para. 1 of the Constitution, which establishes the right to a court hearing. In the author’s view, there should be declared compliance of the above provisions of the Act with the Constitution because in the challenged Article 207 § 4 CCP the lawmaker uses the plural to describe the addressee of the norm, so from this provision it follows an obligation to inform about the meeting and the possibility of participation of both parties, as well as entities acting as a party. Moreover, in support of the declaration of compliance of Article 207 § 3 the author presents the fundamental principles of civil process, such as the concentration of the evidence, judicial consideration of the case without undue delay, and the duty of the court and the parties to smoothly and timely completion of the proceedings. Motion has been made for cancellation of the case due to inadmissibility of the judgment on the basis of Art. 39 para. 1 subpara. 1 of the Constitutional Tribunal Act.
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