Legal system of the Republic of Poland has developed in close connection with the system of German and French law. The continental law system is in force in Poland. Furthermore, EU law is directly applicable.
Moreover, the Polish legal system is based on the rule of law. In addition, general European legal traditions such as the fundamental rights of citizens and the sanctity of law are respected.
The main source of Polish legislation is written law. The most important source of national regulations is the Constitution of the Republic of Poland, laws, regulations issued by the Council of Ministers and individual ministries.
According to the Polish constitution, the judicial authority belongs to independent courts. At the top of the system is the Supreme Court and the Supreme Administrative Court.
Moreover, the Polish judicial system can be divided into two categories. First, the ordinary courts dealing with civil and criminal cases. Second, administrative courts dealing mainly with disputes between a public authority and private individuals.
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