The health emergency caused by COVID-19 has provoked a terrible crisis in the administration of justice in Spain with broad consequences for lawyers, judges and people standing trail.
The decision issued by the Court of Justice on 27 February 2018 in Case C-64/16, Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses, may allow Spanish judges to invoke EU law to challenge damaging national court reforms.
A backdated, one-sentence decision, sent via fax: this is how the Polish minister of justice was dismissing presidents and deputy presidents of courts.
Spain continues to face serious shortcomings in judicial independence, a fundamental part of a democratic society and crucial for public confidence in its institutions.
Since Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government won a new term last month, independent judges on the National Judicial Council (NJC), the main body against executive interference in the judiciary, have been resigning...
The two organizations sent a letter to Diego García-Sayán, the new UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, requesting that he visit Spain to see in person the existing challenges to a free and independent judiciary.
The National Public Health and Medical Officer Service of Hungary has refused HCLU's public interest data request inquiring about the number of hospital-acquired infections. In response, HCLU has turned to the courts...
"Paralyzing the work of the Constitutional Tribunal poses a threat to the rule of law, democracy and protection of human rights,” said the Council of Europe's advisory body.
Poland has invited the European Commission's representative in Warsaw to the foreign ministry to discuss EU concern over new laws that threaten democracy. The discussion comes after the European Commission announced...
You must be daring to quip about politicians in Hungary these days: journalists, bloggers and ordinary people have been brought to court for such deeds.