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Irish court must decide if Polish judicial system allows a fair trial
The ultimate decision could signal that Polish courts no longer function as a normal part of the EU’s justice system.
- Jan Cienski
A suspected drug dealer will have to prove that Poland’s judicial system is so flawed that he will not be able to get a fair trial if he is extradited from Ireland to his home country, an advocate general of the European Court of Justice said Thursday.
The opinion was issued after the Irish High Court reacted to a Polish arrest warrant by turning to the ECJ to determine whether Polish courts, subjected to deep and controversial reforms by the ruling Law and…