Poland: Court rejects adoptive parents child custody complaint against biological mum

The court confirmed today that the rights of prospective adoptive parents could not override those of the child.

Venice Commission: Poland’s recent reforms constitute “grave threat” to judiciary

In an opinion adopted today, the Council of Europe’s Commission for Democracy through Law (“Venice Commission”) concludes that the cumulative effect of proposed reforms to two laws and recently adopted amendments to a third law “puts at serious risk” the independence of “all parts” of the Polish judiciary.

New anti-human trafficking report on Poland

A new report reveals that Poland is making progress in tackling human trafficking but is not doing enough to stop labour exploitation

Poland: Thorbjørn Jagland raises concerns over draft law on Supreme Court

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has sent a letter to the Speaker of the Sejm, Marek Kuchciński, concerning the new parliamentary draft law on the Polish Supreme Court.

Media free expression in spotlight as judgements loom in complaints against Iceland and Poland

Complaints against Iceland and Poland which are set for judgement on 4 July, will highlight again the issue of media free expression in Europe.