- December 23, 2022
E. Dobrowolska: Next year, citizens will have more opportunities to petition.
On Friday, the Sejm unanimously approved The Constitutional Law on petitions prepared by the Ministry of Justice. The decision expands the possibilities of the realization of constitutional law on petitions. It provides approving all the public normative legal acts, moreover ensures a more transparent and efficient process of submitting and examining applications- reads the Ministry of Justice announcement.
The new decision will not only enable citizens to petition the Sejm, government, and municipal institutions in which there are standing petition committees but also other state institutions that adopt normative acts. In this case, petitions will be considered in a different state institution by the committee or by a specific official- says the Minister of Justice, Ewelina Dobrowolska.
According to E. Dobrowolska, to manage responsibly, even after the submitter has withdrawn the petition, the petition committee will be able to continue the consideration of the petition, ensuring efficient problem-solving as well as improving law regulations.
The Minister of Justice claims that the proper public information will strengthen the importance of petitions, and encourage using the constitutional law of the petitions with solving politic-related cases.
The provisions of the Constitutional Law will take effect on July 1, 2023.
Based on lrt. lt
Translated by Aleksandra Wojciul within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.