Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly postponed the surrender of dozens of suspected criminals to Poland earlier this year over concerns for their fair trial rights

Senior Polish judges have openly disagreed with each other in letters sent to the High Court in Dublin about the independence of the Polish judiciary,(...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly adjourned the hearing until Tuesday.

The Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has offered to help the High Court in the case of a man who is wanted in Poland to face trial for all(...)

Protesters gather in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw during a rally  against  Supreme Court legislation in  July  2017. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

“Et nos servi autem legum et liberi esse possimus” (“We are slaves of the law so that we may be free”) Cicero’s injunction saw in the rule of law t(...)

Polish deputy justice minister Marcin Warchol: hit out at the High Court in Dublin for delaying the extradition of 31-year-old Artur Celmer.

“Inappropriate” comments by a Polish minister should not prevent Ireland extraditing a man to Poland to face allegations of drug trafficking, the High(...)

European Court of Justice  in Luxembourg. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

A Polish man fighting extradition from Ireland will have to demonstrate why he personally could not expect a fair trial at home if an Irish court deem(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has championed the Judicial Appointments Bill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The chairman of the body representing Irish barristers has linked developments in Poland with Minister for Transport Shane Ross’s sponsored bill on ju(...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly of the High Court has asked the European Court of Justice to determine whether changes to the judicial system in Poland have undermined its ability to give a Polish national a fair trial. Photograph: Alan Betson

Artur Celmer will not be in the court today. He’s still in an Irish jail awaiting the deliberations of the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the Eu(...)

Irish High Court’s Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly: said “immense” legislative changes to Poland’s judicial system under the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party called into question the rule of law.

A Polish man currently being held on a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) in an Irish jail would get a fair trial if deported to Poland, lawyers for Irelan(...)

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki meets his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban in Warsaw on May 14th: they have “absolutely identical” views on the need to safeguard farm subsidies and development funds for poorer members. Photograph: Kacper Pempel

Poland and Hungary have formed a unified front on the next European Union budget and migration issues, their leaders said on Monday, as they continue (...)

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán celebrates on a podium on the bank of the Danube River after winning the parliamentary election with members of his Fidesz party on Sunday. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Viktor Orban’s landslide election win, a victory built on xenophobia, intolerance and preposterous conspiracy theories, underlines the alarming author(...)

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