The Obligation to Submit Income and Assets Declaration for Persons Holding Public Functions in Poland

Aneta Szymczak


The article applies to the obligation to submit asset declarations by persons wh perform public functions in Poland and social concerns that arise from the draft of the new law on transparency of public life. The new draft bill has raised much controversy as to the scope of subjects obliged to submit asset declarations. There is no doubt that transparency in the public life of democratic countries is an indispensable standard. Persons performing public functions must reckon with the fact that their right to privacy will be limited. However, limiting this right to persons who do not perform such functions should be considered constitutionally unacceptable. Therefore, the legislator should in each case indicate the criteria according to which he chooses persons obliged to submit asset declarations

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