On its Plenary Session of 18 December 2012 the Constitutional Court – on the petition of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights – held unconstitutional and annulled that provision of the Act on Legal Aid which excluded people from socially deprived backgrounds from being able to use gratuitous legal assistance necessary for the effective enforcement of their rights in the course of constitutional complaint proceedings.

On its public Plenary Session of 17 December 2012 the Constitutional Court held unconstitutional and annulled the concept of family based on the Act on the Protection of Families and the provision concerning the intestate succession which was contrary to the parallel regulations of the Civil Code.

On its Plenary Session of 12 November the Constitutional Court – on the petition of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights – held unconstitutional certain provisions of the Act on Contraventions criminalizing people living at public areas permanently.

In its judgement pronounced today, the Constitutional Court has declared unconstitutional and, therefore, annulled the provisions on the compulsory retirement age of judges as of 1 January 2012 (the date of entry into force of the Act on the Status and Remuneration of Judges)