The Irish Times has reported than an Irish High Court judge has referred an EAW extradition case to the European Court of Justice, believing the rule of law has been undermined in Poland:

“The recent changes in Poland have been so damaging to the rule of law that this Court must conclude that the common value of the rule of law” as well as “democracy in Poland” had been breached.

She reiterated that “respect for the rule of law is essential for mutual trust in the operation of the European arrest warrant” process.

In light of the changes, Ms Justice Donnelly said the European Commission had made extensive efforts at constructive dialogue but there had been little engagement by the Polish authorities.

You can read the full story in the Irish Times.

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