Protesters holding placards take part in a demonstration against the government’s plans to terminate the Istambul Convention in front of headquaters of the Ordo Iuris Organization (an independent legal organization) in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: EPA

Poland will take steps next week to withdraw from a European treaty on violence against women, which the right-wing government says violates parents’ (...)

Incumbent president Andrzej Duda flashes a victory sign in Pultusk, Poland on Sunday. Duda, a conservative, emerged victorious from a tight race against liberal Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski. Photograph: Czarek Sokolowski/AP

Andrzej Duda has won Poland’s presidential election, after a bitter campaign that laid bare the deep social, cultural and geographical faultlines in t(...)

File image of Poland’s first president of the supreme court Malgorzata Gersdorf walking next to supporters, in Warsaw. Photograph: Agencja Gazeta/Maciej Jazwiecki via Reuters

Sitting in Malgorzata Gersdorf’s office, deep inside Warsaw’s monumental supreme court complex, there are only two sounds: the tick of a grandfather c(...)

Supreme court president Malgorzata Gersdorf: According to Polish news portal Onet, members of an online WhatsApp group discussed ways to intimidate judges critical of the government’s reforms. Photograph: Agencja Gazeta/Maciej Jazwiecki

Poland’s supreme court president was targeted as part of a campaign, allegedly masterminded by the country’s justice ministry, to bully and discredit (...)

An Ikea store in Warsaw. The case of the worker fired for posting biblical quotes condemning homosexuality on the company intranet  has been embraced by Poland’s ruling party and Catholic bishops. Photograph:  Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Ikea in Poland is facing boycott calls after it fired a man who posted on its internal computer network biblical quotes condemning homosexuality. The(...)

A protest against judicial reforms in Wroclaw, Poland. Critics say  the changes create the tools for politicians to bend judges to their will. File photograph: Mieczyslaw Michalak/Agencja Gazeta via Reuters

Three years ago, Alina Czubieniak cancelled the temporary arrest of a mentally ill man accused of kissing and touching a minor inappropriately because(...)

 Roman Polanski: he lives in France and has a home in Switzerland, but has often visited Poland, where he grew up. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Poland’s supreme court has upheld a refusal to have film-maker Roman Polanski extradited to the US if he enters the country. Polanski is wanted in th(...)

 A file picture from May 24th, 2016 shows Polish director Roman Polanski in Katowice, Poland. The country’s justice minister said on Wednesday that he would approve any decision by the supreme court to uphold an appeal against an earlier court decision not to extradite the Oscar-winning filmmaker to the US. Photograph: Andrzej Grygiel/EPA

Poland intends to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction if the supreme court approves the move, th(...)