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The following study is devoted to the presentation of judgements of the European Court of Human Rights in Polish cases involving executive criminal law. The cases of this type are among the most frequent types of cases referred to the Strasbourg court. This has been so since the beginning, when Poland rendered itself under the Tribunal’s jurisdiction. The Tribunal’s rulings in this respect not only serve to settle a specific case, but also set a standard for dealing with persons against whom judgements in criminal matters are being executed, most often resulting in deprivation of liberty.