An Archive Document about the Assessment of the Social and Political Situation among lawyers, prepared for the Political Bureau in February 1984

Authors

  • Kamil Niewiński

Keywords:

lawyers’ circles, Political Bureau, advocates, Solidarity

Abstract

The presented document was included among informational materials for a session of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers’ Party (KC PZPR) on February 28, 1984. It was a report drafted by the Administrative Department of the Central Committee of PZPR, discussing both the social and political situation in lawyers’ circles. This topic was high on the agenda of political debates among communist party decision-makers, due to the strong influence the ‘Solidarność’ movement had on lawyer’s circles. Since the introduction of martial law on December 13, 1981, the communist party was trying to withdraw licences to practice a profession for all judges, prosecutors, attorneys and legal counsels who supported ‘Solidarność’. For this reason, the Administrative Department of the Central Committee of PZPR kept a close watch on the lawyers’ circles.

Published

2012-01-01

How to Cite

Niewiński, K. (2012). An Archive Document about the Assessment of the Social and Political Situation among lawyers, prepared for the Political Bureau in February 1984 . Miscellanea Historico-Iuridica, 11, 457–474. Retrieved from http://miscellanea.uwb.edu.pl/article/view/284

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