Freedom of Assembly and Freedom of Expression in the Covid-19 Pandemic – The Polish Perspective

The outbreak of pandemic required extraordinary legal measures. However, the Polish government did not decide to declare a emergency state. At the same time, restrictions on the freedom of public assembly were gradually introduced. The code of petty offences was applied as tool of cooling effect against protestants. In these circumstances, the question is whether the pandemic administration redefines the thesis that no one can be prosecuted for exercising constitutional rights.