Success of Krzysztof Ways before the European Court of Human Rights

Success of Krzysztof Ways before the European Court of Human Rights

17.09.2021

A long-lasting judicial dispute between former legends of “Solidarity” (Lech Wałęsa vs. Krzysztof Wyszkowski) has been finally resolved by the European Court of Human Rights. The Strasbourg Court fully shared the arguments of Krzysztof Ways, who was a representative of Krzysztof Wyszkowski in this case, by stating that all judgments issued in this case, until now favorable to Lech Wałęsa, were in fact in breach of the freedom of speech, thereby constituting a violation of the European Convention for the Protection of Human and Civil Rights, and more specifically its Article 10, which guarantees the freedom of expression. The Polish government was ordered to pay an adequate compensation to the applicant.