Court verdict on violation of movement ban in connection with Covid 19 pandemic

There is an interesting article in Rzeczpospolita from today, regarding the court ruling on the suspension of the deadline regarding the sanepid decision.

In April of this year, the state district sanitary inspectorate imposed a fine of 5,000 zlotys for violating the movement ban. The punished person appealed to the provincial inspectorate, but the latter ruled that the complaint was filed out of time, i.e. in May. This is because the deadline for filing a complaint, or appeal, is 14 days.
At the time, the law enacted on March 2, 2020 on special solutions related to the prevention and suppression of Covid 19 was already in effect. The wording of the law provides for the suspension of judicial and procedural deadlines. In its decision in the case, the provincial inspectorate stressed that the suspension does not apply to deadlines related to the prevention of counteraction and eradication of Covid 19, and the emergencies caused by them.

Legal counsel Jacek Liput of Gawronski & Partners was asked for his opinion on the matter.

The opinion, as well as the full article, is available here.

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