Law of Poland
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The supreme law in Poland is the Constitution of Poland. Poland is a civil law legal jurisdiction and has a civil code, the Civil Code of Poland. The Polish parliament creates legislation (law) and is made up of the 'Senate' (upper house) and the Sejm (lower house).
Polish public and private laws are divided into various areas, including, for example:
- civil law (prawo cywilne), much of which is contained in the Polish Civil Code
- commercial law (prawo handlowe) notably the Polish Code of Commercial Partnerships and Companies
- copyright law (prawo autorskie), see copyright law in Poland for details
- administrative law (prawo administracyjne)
- constitutional law (prawo konstytucyjne)
- private international law (prawo prywatne międzynarodowe)
- tax laws (prawo podatkowe)
- criminal law (prawo karne)
- family law (prawo rodzinne)
- labour law (prawo pracy)
- water law (prawo wodne)
- media law (prawo prasowe).