The Polish Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, a Liberties member, wrote this open letter to Polish President Andrzej Duda calling on him to veto new bills that would severely harm the independence of the country's judiciary.
At a time when the executive and legislative powers can no longer resist populism, the judiciary is at risk of abuse designed to undermine the rule of law, states Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales John Thomas.
Five police officers will go on trial over the events surrounding the ill-treatment and death of Stefano Cucchi, a young man arrested for drug-related offenses. He died in custody in 2009, just days after his arrest.
Heated debate has broken out across Italy about the sentence of Salvatore Riina, possibly the most notorious mafia boss alive, whose health suggests that house arrest would be a more just form of detention.
This is the very question the Regional Court in Warsaw needs to answer in deciding a personal interests protection action brought by district court judge Justyna Koska-Janusz against the minister of justice.