New Crimeline Extradition Hub Article: Litwinczuk & Others v Poland (Prison conditions in Poland)

03 November 2021

On 13 October 2021, Swift J handed down judgment in Litwinczuk, Lukaszek & Tadaszak v Poland [2021] EWHC 2735 (Admin)Litwinczuk marks the Administrative Court’s first consideration of the sufficiency of personal space within Polish prisons since the case of Krolik ([2012] EWHC 2357 (Admin)). In Krolik, the Divisional Court held that Poland complied with its obligations under EU and ECHR law since prisoners were afforded at least 3m2 of personal space (§2, 22). Nearly ten years on, Swift J arrived at the same conclusion for similar reasons. See the full article here on Crimeline.

The applicants in Litwinczuk were represented by Ben Joyes of 9 Bedford Row (instructed by Chris Stevens of Sonn Macmillan Walker), Stefan Hyman of 9 Bedford Row (instructed by John Molleskog of Taylor Rose McMillan Williams) and Catherine Brown of 6 KBW College Hill (instructed by Laura Hayward of Taylor Rose McMillan Williams). Alex Dos Santos of Serjeant’s Inn appeared for Poland.