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Polish extradition ruling goes for the jugular

The recent High Court decision reflects concerns that nationalism and populism are becoming a systemic threat to the rule of law in some EU countries

18th March, 2018
Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly

The personalised attacks on the supposed “lesbian” liberalism of Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly by conservative media outlets in Poland may be ugly, but they show her unprecedented extradition judgment has hit a nerve.

On the face of it, the High Court judge has made a novel and indeed brave ruling in suspending the surrender of a Polish man facing drug trafficking charges in order to seek answers from the European Court of Justice...

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