Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly, the judge in charge of High Court extradition, postponed the surrender of dozens of suspected criminals to Poland earlier this year over concerns for their fair trial rights.

The High Court has ordered the surrender of a Polish man to face trial in his native country despite finding “generalised and systemic” violations to (...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after a hearing at  the European Court of Human Rights   in Strasbourg on Thursday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that Russia’s repeated arrests and detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically(...)

Anthony McIntyre

A former IRA man interviewed for an American university project is set to go to the European Court of Human Rights in a final bid to stop police acces(...)

European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. File photograph:  Olivier Morin/Getty Images

A European court has upheld the blasphemy conviction of an Austrian woman who called the Prophet Muhammad a paedophile. A seven-judge panel of the Eu(...)

 File image of a woman in a niqab receiving a phone call  in Meaux, east of Paris, France. File photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The UN Human Rights Committee said on Tuesday that France’s ban on the niqab, the full-face Islamic veil, was a violation of human rights and called o(...)

Mr Justice John Hedigan  presided over the long running unsuccessful civil jury action for damages by Ian Bailey.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Attorney General has paid tribute to Mr Justice John Hedigan, who has retired as a judge of the Court of Appeal, for his many years of “dedicated (...)

The Killorglin-based company cultivates mussels in Castlemaine harbour.

A Co Kerry mussel producer has failed in its attempt to bring an appeal against a decision to the Grand Chambre full court of the Strasbourg-based Eur(...)

US president Donald Trump with his nominee for the supreme court, Brett Kavanaugh, last July. In the postwar decades, judges around the world looked to the US supreme court for inspiration. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Judges, unlike politicians, don’t owe their positions to popular endorsement. Still, like politicians, they tend to reflect how their societies think.(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban arrives at the informal EU summit in Salzburg. Photograph: Kerstin Joensson/AP Photo

Legal challenges and corruption allegations are mounting against the Hungarian government of Viktor Orban, as he tightens his grip on the country’s me(...)

Satellite dishes at GCHQ’s outpost at Bude, Cornwall: intercepts are legitimate in pursuit of terrorists or criminals. Photograph: Kieran Doherty

Safeguards for UK citizens whose communications are being intercepted by the intelligence and police services are inadequate, a European court has rul(...)

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