Poland’s new retirement rules for judges break EU laws

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Poland’s new retirement rules for judges, introduced in 2017, break European Union law, the advocate general for the EU’s top court said in an opinion on Thursday in a blow to the Poland’s government.

“The contested measures violate the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of sex and the principles of irremovability of judges and of judicial independence,” the advocate general said in a statement.

The EU Court of Justice is not bound by its adviser’s opinion but usually follows it in the majority of cases.

Via NYT 

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