A court in the Netherlands has refused to extradite a man to Poland due to concerns about his fair trial rights in a country facing a rule of law crisis. The decision, which has been condemned by the Polish government, comes amid international criticism of the erosion of judicial independence in the
Further concerns have been raised about the independence of the judiciary in Poland after a judge linked to the ruling right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party was appointed head of the Supreme Court. Małgorzata Manowska, a 55-year-old judge who briefly served as a deputy justice minister in a PiS-le
The European Union has begun legal proceedings against Poland for undermining the rule of law as it expressed “serious concern” the country will not host "free and fair" elections next month. Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland, has said a postal ballot will take place next
Poland's most senior judge and one of the strongest critics of the country's controversial justice reforms has firmly criticised the government as her term in office comes to a close. Malgorzata Gersdorf, who became the first woman to hold the position of first president of the Supreme Court on her
Controversial proposals to tighten Poland's already-strict abortion laws have been effectively shelved by MPs. The bill, which was introduced under a citizen's initiative mechanism by the right-wing Life and Family Foundation, would have removed fatal foetal abnormality as a grounds for abortion.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ordered Poland to suspend the disciplinary chamber of the Supreme Court.
The head of Poland's human rights commission has thanked the Irish judiciary for supporting a protest in Warsaw against the erosion of judicial independence in the country. Supreme Court judge Mr Justice John MacMenamin, wearing an Ireland national football team scarf, represented the Association of
Controversial plans to allow judges in Poland to be sacked have been dealt a major set-back after they were rejected by the upper house of the country's parliament. The governing right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party, which won a second successive majority in last year's elections, is pressing on w
Judges from Ireland and most other European countries joined their Polish counterparts at a protest in Warsaw against the erosion of judicial independence in the country. Supreme Court judge Mr Justice John MacMenamin, wearing an Ireland national football team scarf, represented the Association of J
A Polish judge has thanked the Irish judiciary for its support ahead of a protest in Warsaw against the erosion of judicial independence in the country. One of Ireland’s most senior judges, Mr Justice John MacMenamin of the Supreme Court, will represent the Association of Judges of Ireland (AJ
One of Ireland's most senior judges, Mr Justice John MacMenamin, will join colleagues from Poland at a protest in Warsaw against the alleged erosion of judicial independence in the country. The Supreme Court judge will represent the Association of Judges of Ireland (AJI) at the "silent march", The I
Supreme Court: Systemic deficiencies in the independence of Poland’s judiciary not sufficient to refuse man’s surrender
A man who objected to his surrender to Poland on the basis of systemic breaches to the rule of law which would impact his fair trial rights has had his appeal dismissed by the Supreme Court. Delivering the leading judgment, Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell said that the CJEU had made it clear that f
Abusive postcards sent to the president of the Supreme Court of Poland last year were allegedly masterminded by judicial colleagues who supported the country's controversial judicial reforms. Polish web portal Onet.pl has published screenshots alleged to be from a WhatsApp group in which judges disc
A Polish government minister has resigned following reports that he conspired to discredit judges critical of the country's controversial judicial reforms. Lukasz Piebiak, who has not commented on the allegations broken by Polish web portal Onet.pl on Monday night, said he was stepping down from his