July 21, 2017 / 8:22 AM / a year ago

Poland's upper house of parliament approves Supreme Court legislation

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s upper house of parliament approved on Saturday the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party’s Supreme Court reform bill denounced by critics as undermining the separation of powers between executive and judiciary.

People attend a protest against the Supreme Court legislation in Warsaw, Poland, July 21, 2017. Agencja Gazeta/Agata Grzybowska via REUTERS

To become law, the bill now needs to be signed by President Andrzej Duda, an ally of PiS.

Reporting by Anna Wlodarczak; editing by Justyna Pawlak

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