European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans: EU must strengthen its “toolbox for tackling the erosion in member states of the rule of law”.  Photograph: Francois Lenoir

Stepping up its campaign against the erosion of the rule of law in member states, the European Commission has initiated new infringement proceedings a(...)

President of Poland Andrzej Duda and  director of the Polin Dariusz Stola: the national conservative Law and Justice government has complained the museum is too political. Photograph:  Celestino Arce/NurPhoto

Six years after it opened, Warsaw’s award-winning Jewish museum finds itself caught in a widening row over political history in Poland – and citizens’(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke:  wrote a ‘strongly worded letter’ to Charlie Flanagan. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Chief Justice, Frank Clarke, has written “a strongly worded letter” to Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan outlining his frustration at having t(...)

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(...)

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