Rule of law
The Home Office has been roundly condemned by lawyers across the UK for attacking the integrity of the legal profession and undermining the rule of law after releasing a video accusing "activist lawyers" of delaying deportations.
Published 28 August 2020
A TD who singled out a High Court judge for criticism after a high-profile employment law ruling is facing an investigation from a Dáil committee.
Published 10 July 2020
Ireland's judiciary and legal professions have rallied in defence of a High Court judge who was singled out for criticism by a TD after striking down a law setting minimum pay and conditions for workers in certain sectors.
Published 26 June 2020
A joint statement issued by Ireland and 13 other European countries has raised concern about "the risk of violations of the principles of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights" in responses to the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 2 April 2020
A Thai judge is recovering after shooting himself in an apparent suicide bid at the end of court proceedings in which he sharply criticised alleged interference with the judicial process.
Published 7 October 2019
The murder of Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum has been condemned as "an unacceptable attack on the legal profession" by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).
Published 19 September 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
Professor R. Daniel Kelemen, professor of political science and law and Jean Monnet chair in European Union politics at Rutgers University, writes on the change of leadership in the UK and the EU.
Published 31 July 2019
The newly-elected European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, has backed the introduction of a new EU-wide mechanism to guarantee the rule of law.
Published 17 July 2019
Lord Neuberger has warned that further cuts in the justice system will lead to a “breakdown of the rule of law”, The Times reports.
Published 23 May 2019