The application of law is based not only on the legal text but also on some guidelines concerning its interpretation. This can lead to considerably different understanding of provisions of law which reduces legal certainty and social trust in judiciary. Legal provisions concerning statutory interpretation may increase the uniformity of judicial practice and thus citizen's trust in the state. On the other hand they can become a tool of pressure and manipulation and thus increase a distrust and dissent. This paper consists in the analysis of potential dangers related to the creation of interpretative regulations by the legislator. I will refer to the existing controversial interpretative provisions I will look for criteria for the legality of such regulations. The goal is to indicate the boundaries as to the content of statutory interpretative directives so that they do not violate the separation of powers and judicial independence.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
Procedural details regarding the organization of the 2021 Conference will follow in the months ahead.Join ICON•S