Supreme Court judge Mr Justice John MacMenamin participates in the Thousand Scarlet Robes March at the weekend in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Getty

An Irish Supreme Court judge has described a demonstration of dozens European judges in Warsaw in defence of their Polish colleagues as a “humbling” e(...)

Protesters rallied in support of the Polish judiciary in December 2019. Judges from across Europe will take part in a silent protest in Warsaw on January 11th. Photograph: Krystian Dobuszynski/NurPhoto via Getty

The body representing Irish judges will condemn the Polish government’s “unrelenting threats” to judicial independence in a strongly worded letter to (...)

Supreme Court judge John Mac Menamin will represent his colleagues at a silent protest in Warsaw on Saturday over the erosion of the rule of law in the country. Photograph: Alan Betson

Under the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, Poland has been sliding towards authoritarianism. It has polarised national life by whipping up fe(...)

A march in Warsaw on Saturday protesting against the country’s court reforms will see Supreme Court judge Mr Justice John MacMenamin carrying a letter of support from Chief Justice Frank Clarke (above). Photograph: Collins

Polish judges have welcomed news that Irish Supreme Court judge Mr Justice John MacMenamin and dozens of European colleagues will join a march on Satu(...)

Poznan district judge Monika Frackowiak: ‘I’m becoming a target when I’m just doing my job.’

Dozens of Polish judges are being “targeted” with “absurd” disciplinary proceedings by their government for defending the rule of law, a member of Pol(...)

People hold the Polish constitution during a demonstration against the politicisation of the supreme court by the Polish government. Photograph:  Attila Husejnow/Sopa Images/LightRocket

In the last week, the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union has been preoccupied with its usual mix of commercial or economic cases:(...)

Poland’s president Andrzej Duda visited the  US president Donald Trump  at the White House in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters/Leah Millis

The United States is to send 1,000 additional troops to Poland, US president Donald Trump announced on Wednesday as he met with Polish president Andrz(...)

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(...)

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