Further concerns have been raised about the independence of the judiciary in Poland after a judge linked to the ruling right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party was appointed head of the Supreme Court.
Published 27 May 2020
The European Union has begun legal proceedings against Poland for undermining the rule of law as it expressed “serious concern” the country will not host "free and fair" elections next month.
Published 30 April 2020
Poland's most senior judge and one of the strongest critics of the country's controversial justice reforms has firmly criticised the government as her term in office comes to a close.
Published 28 April 2020
Controversial proposals to tighten Poland's already-strict abortion laws have been effectively shelved by MPs.
Published 17 April 2020
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ordered Poland to suspend the disciplinary chamber of the Supreme Court.
Published 9 April 2020
The head of Poland's human rights commission has thanked the Irish judiciary for supporting a protest in Warsaw against the erosion of judicial independence in the country.
Published 3 March 2020
Controversial plans to allow judges in Poland to be sacked have been dealt a major set-back after they were rejected by the upper house of the country's parliament.
Published 20 January 2020
Judges from Ireland and most other European countries joined their Polish counterparts at a protest in Warsaw against the erosion of judicial independence in the country.
Published 13 January 2020
A Polish judge has thanked the Irish judiciary for its support ahead of a protest in Warsaw against the erosion of judicial independence in the country.
Published 8 January 2020
One of Ireland's most senior judges, Mr Justice John MacMenamin, will join colleagues from Poland at a protest in Warsaw against the alleged erosion of judicial independence in the country.
Published 7 January 2020
Supreme Court: Systemic deficiencies in the independence of Poland’s judiciary not sufficient to refuse man’s surrender
A man who objected to his surrender to Poland on the basis of systemic breaches to the rule of law which would impact his fair trial rights has had his appeal dismissed by the Supreme Court.
Published 13 November 2019
Abusive postcards sent to the president of the Supreme Court of Poland last year were allegedly masterminded by judicial colleagues who supported the country's controversial judicial reforms.
Published 26 August 2019
A Polish government minister has resigned following reports that he conspired to discredit judges critical of the country's controversial judicial reforms.
Published 21 August 2019