Polish court: Human rights convention clashes with Polish law Nov 26, 2021 0 0 12345 dpaWarsawParts of the European Human Rights Convention are incompatible with the Polish constitution, according to the country’s constitutional court in a ruling on Wednesday that is likely to set up another fight with its European allies.The ruling would mean that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has no legal basis to review the process by which members of the Polish court were named, according to the verdict.The ruling specifically looks at Article 6 of the convention, a document that has been signed by 47 countries, including Poland. The article states that “everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law.” According to the Polish ruling, that part of the convention could not be understood to mean that the European court has the right to review the independence of Polish judges. The basis for the independence of the constitutional court judges is “the Polish constitution and other laws.” Explaining his decision, judge Wojciech Sych explained “You can’t view the constitutional tribunal as a court.” That would mean Poland would not be required to carry through some decisions by the European body. Poland’s national conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party has been reordering the country’s judiciary for years. That’s already led to fights with the European Commission, which has filed cases with the European Court of Justice. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Haitian premier names new Cabinet as armed gangs challenge his rule Nov 26, 2021 0 0 At least 11 dead in mine explosion in Russia, 46 still trapped Nov 26, 2021 0 0 Merkel stresses German solidarity with Poland on Belarus crisis Nov 26, 2021 0 0 Slovakia apologises for forced sterilisation of Roma women Bratislava Slovakia’s government has officially apologised for forced sterilisations of Roma women over decades. The country’s ruling coalition issued a statement on Wednesday condemning the years of human rights .. UK to ban ads for cosmetic procedures for under-18s London Ads for cosmetic procedures that are designed to change a person’s physical appearance are to be banned from targeting young people under the age of 18 from May next year, the regulator has announced. The new rules .. Britain sees two-decade peak in asylum claims London Asylum claims made in the UK have risen to their highest level for nearly 20 years, according to new figures from the Home Office. The backlog of cases waiting to be dealt with is also at a record high. A total of 37,562 .. EU agency green-lights Covid vaccine for children aged 5+ Amsterdam The European Medicines Agency (EMA) gave its approval on Thursday for children aged 5 and above to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus - making it the first to be green-lighted in the .. EU moves to tighten political advertising rules on social media dpa Brussels The European Union could soon ban targeted online political advertising using sensitive personal data without user consent under new European Commission proposals published on Thursday. “Elections ..