The essence and status of the constitutional principle of sustainable development (according to the judgments of the Constitutional Tribunal)
The term „sustainable development” is a”constitutional” term in Poland – in the sense that the Constitution uses, but does not define it. In the Polish legal language, it is a relatively new concept, formed in the early 1990s. By not introducing a definition of „sustainable development” into the Constitution of the Republic of Poland, the lawmakers of the constitutional system left it, in practice, relatively open to interpretation. The current study aims to analyze the decisions of the Constitutional Tribunal in Poland, especially concerning the scope of art. 5 of the Constitution, on the basis of which, among others, the principle of sustainable development was put forward.