MEDELThe Italian lawyer Barbara Spinelli was stopped on the frontier, in Istanbul airport, while she was travelling to Ankara to participate, as a speaker, to the International Conference “The judicial system under the state of emergency in Turkey”, organised by the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights.

MEDELLes représentants des organisations membres de Medel,

Se référant :

  • à la Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme, adoptée à Paris le 10 décembre 1948 ;
  • à la Convention du 28 juillet 1951, relative au statut des réfugiés, que tous les Pays européens ont signé et ratifié ;
  • à la Convention européenne pour la sauvegarde des droits de l’Homme et des libertés fondamentales et à ses Protocoles ;
  • à la Charte des droits des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne ;
  • à la jurisprudence de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme e de la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne, qui ont tracé un cadre précis des obligations des Etats vis-à-vis des réfugiés et des demandeurs d’asile, notamment quand il s’agit des mineurs non accompagnés

MEDELTo Her Excellency, The President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria Ms. TSETSKA TSACHEVA DANGOVSKA.

Your Excellency, MEDEL (Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés), an organization of European judges and prosecutors created with the main purpose to defend the independence of the judiciary, democracy and human rights, currently comprises 22 national associations from 15 European countries, including Bulgaria, and is an observer member of the CCPE and the CCJE (within the Council of Europe).
It has come to our knowledge that the Bulgarian National Assembly is discussing amendments to the Judiciary System Act, and that included in those amendments is a proposal by the Parliamentary legislative committee that demands judges and prosecutors to declare before the Supreme Judicial Council their membership in professional organizations. According to the same proposals, the Supreme Judicial Council would maintain a registry containing these declarations.

Vaclav Havel PrizeMEDEL – Magistrats Européens pour la démocratie et les libertés, has nominated two Turkish Judges (Metin Özçelik and Mustafa Başer) and four Turkish Prosecutors (Süleyman Bağrıyanık, Ahmet Karaca, Aziz Takçı and Özcan Şişman) to receive the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2016 of the Council of Europe.

Greece - EULe parlement grec vient d’approuver dans la douleur « l’accord[i] » trouvé en urgence entre la Grèce et ses créanciers dans le cadre de son maintien dans la zone euro et de la perspective d’un troisième plan d’aide [ii]. Cet accord est intervenu dans un contexte de détresse accrue de la population grecque et lui impose de nouvelles « réformes sérieuses » dont des réformes juridiques comme celle du code de procédure civile [iii] et d’autres se traduisant par des nouvelles mesures d’austérité.

MEDELMEDEL, gathered in Athens on May 23 to commemorate its 30th anniversary, was alarmed by the worsening of the situation of justice in Turkey.

MEDEL therefore draws the attention of the international community to the situation of Turkish judiciary in which government orchestrating assault on judges and prosecutors reaches another low with every passing day.

yarsavTurkish government, after the accumulation of executive, legislative and judicial power into one hand, submitted a security bill to the Turkish General Assembly which grants enhanced and unprecedented powers to the Police force.

In the disguise of ensuring public safety and order, police officers will be given new mandates such as; without obtaining permission from judge and prosecutor police officers will be entitled to order strip search, car search and detention of individuals.

Charlie HebdoTribute to the cartoonists killed in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

DiversityFrom the 13th to the 26th of October, the European Union, with the cooperation of FRONTEX and EUROPOL, is carrying out the operation “MOS MAIORUM”, targeting migrants living in the EU area.

During that period, around 20,000 police officers will control border crossings, railway and bus stations and highways throughout Europe to apprehend so-called irregular migrants - people living without official documentation granting permission to stay in the EU.

EU officials say the operation is needed to “combat human-smuggling rings” and to “gather information on smuggling routes”.

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