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The new proposed bill tries to put a definitive end to the activities of an abundant number of Polish judges to uphold the rule of law. The attack against judicial independence, then, takes a further step forward.
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Watch again: Britain honours London Bridge attack victims
Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, were killed on Friday when Usman Khan, a man convicted of terrorism offences, went on the rampage with kitchen knives near London Bridge.
Israel opposition leader Gantz calls on PM Netanyahu to resign
Gantz's mandate to form a government - after an unsuccessful attempt by Netanyahu to do so - expired on Wednesday. The next day, Israel's president declared a three-week period in which lawmakers can nominate one of their own to try to put together a ruling coalition.
Court acquits mountain guide charged with helping asylum seekers
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“I feel like an entire machinery is against me,” Judge Monika Frąckowiak told me when I met her last month in the town of Poznań. “I will continue doing what I’m doing but I fear others might be silenced.”
Catalan conundrum for European Parliament after top court opinion
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The Brief: ECJ rules Polish reform is against EU law
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Families seek justice as Rwandan genocide trial begins
As the trial of a former high-ranking Rwandan official is set to begin, families of the victims of the 1994 genocide await justice.
First trial over Syrian state-sponsored torture looms in Germany
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Criminal justice is not getting the urgent attention it needs in the Brexit negotiations ǀ View
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The Brief: The EU receives Brexit proposal from Britain
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Institutional racism affects much of EU justice, new report says
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The law needs to change to allow anonymity for sexual offences suspects ǀ View
While the protection of lifelong anonymity for complainants in sexual offences, regardless of the outcome of any police investigation, is enshrined in law, no equivalent protection exists for suspects.
Italian police arrest six over deadly nightclub stampede
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Romania's top court strikes down changes to criminal code
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The need to hold the Turkish judiciary to account is stronger than ever ǀ View
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Resisting the Polish government’s grip on the judiciary ǀ View
These disciplinary procedures are nothing to do with safeguarding judicial service standards but are an attempt to silence judges and ensure their submission to the Ministry of Justice.
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