The law, which takes effect March 1, some time will not work.
The Polish law on the Institute of national remembrance, which provoked sharp criticism in Ukraine, Israel and the United States will not act to clarify contentious issues by the Constitutional court.
According to the speaker of the Senate of Poland, Stanislaw Karchevsky, the law, which takes effect March 1, some time will not work.
“We need to be crazy and irresponsible to do something that will cause even more emotions. Because now the emotions are there and they start to become bad emotions,” said Karchevsky.
In his opinion, the constitutional court’s decision will allow for more relaxed discussion.
February 1, the upper and lower chamber of the Polish Parliament adopted the law on the Institute of national memory, which greatly expands the powers of agencies in the investigation of “crimes committed against the Polish nation and its good name”. On 6 February a law was signed by the President of Poland Andrzej Duda.
This law introduces criminal liability for public statements about the involvement of poles in the Holocaust during the Second world war. In particular, we are talking about the use of the phrase “Polish death camps”.
In addition, it is prohibited to deny the crimes of Ukrainian nationalists against the poles. This rule applies to the Volyn massacre that Warsaw had earlier recognized the genocide.
With criticism of the law made by the US, Israel and Ukraine. The Israeli foreign Ministry said that Israel with absolute seriousness, considering any attempt to dispute the historical truth. The US state Department called on Warsaw to review the law.
President Duda, in its submission to the constitutional court challenged the wording of the amended law on the “Ukrainian nationalists” and “Eastern Poland”.
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