Official: Rights court could start getting cases from Poland

April 4, 2016 4:34 PM

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Official: Rights court could start getting cases from Poland

WARSAW, Poland – A leading European human rights official says he is concerned that the European Court of Human Rights could start receiving complaints from Poland that it is unprepared to handle given that the Polish judiciary has been weakened by a constitutional crisis.

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland says that would be problematic because the court, which is based in Strasbourg, "is already overburdened."

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