neweuropeansMedel stands in solidarity with the free Belarus Journalists and took part today, October 11th, at the event on the Press Club in Brussels:

Update on the situation of Belarus journalists - Press Club Brussels Europe

The Belarus Supreme Court dissolved on 27 August the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), the only independent representative organisation of journalists and media workers in Belarus and one of the country’s most prominent champions of freedom of expression.

ImageJM2021longOn occasion of the 19th World Day Against the Death Penalty, MEDEL co-signed with 62 other organisations of the World Coalition Against Death Penalty a joint statement on the death penalty and women's rights

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À l'occasion de la 19ème Journée mondiale contre la peine de mort, MEDEL a co-signé avec 62 autres organisations de la Coalition mondiale contre la peine de mort une déclaration conjointe sur la peine de mort et les droits des femmes.

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MEDEL stands in solidarity with all Afghan judges, and urges the international players to actively protect all women, including female magistrates, who see their lives endangered with the deterioration of the situation.
 
MEDEL est solidaire avec tous les magistrats afghans et demande aux acteurs internationaux de protéger activement toutes les femmes, y compris les magistrates, qui voient leur vie mise en danger par la détérioration de la situation.
 

International fair trade dayMEDEL europe supports and endorses the "International Fair Trial Day", calling for the respect of Human Rights and the right to a fair trial in Turkey.

Join the Inaugural International Fair Trial Day event today, June 14th, 2021 (15.00-17.20 CET):

MEDELMEDEL issued a statement today on Advocate General Tanchev's opinions in cases C-487/19 and C-508/19 and the termination of Adam Bodnar's mandate as Polish Ombudsman, decided by the politically captured Polish Constitutional Court.

MEDEL welcomes the opinions delivered on 15 April 2021 by CJEU’s Advocate General Evgeni Tanchev in cases C-487/19 and C-508/19 – requests for preliminary ruling from the Polish Supreme Court.

In both opinions, Advocate General underlined that the right to a tribunal established by law, affirmed by the second subparagraph of Article 19(1) TEU in the light of Article 47 of the Charter, must be interpreted in the sense that a court does not meet the requirements to constitute such a tribunal established by law in a situation where the judge concerned was appointed to that position in flagrant breach of the laws of the Member State.

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The Council of Administration of MEDEL, meeting today in Florence, Italy, unanimously approved a statement on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. You can read the statement below.

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The World Coalition Against Death Penalty, of which MEDEL is a member, issued today the attached statement on COVID-19 and its impact on the use of the death penalty worldwide.

It was also decided to present it as a written statement for the upcoming United Nations Human Rights Council's 44th session.

MEDEL fully subscribes and supports this statement and initiative.

MEDELMEDEL wishes to express its serious concern over the impact on rescue at sea activities of the provisions introduced in Italian legislation by the so-called “security decree bis” (n.53 of June 14, 2019), recently approved by Parliament.

It can be easily foreseen that the possibility for the Minister of Interior to limit or forbid the entering, passage or stopping in the territorial sea for reasons of “public order or security”, with extremely harsh sanctions for any violation, will unavoidably put an end to rescue operations implemented in the Mediterranean by NGOs.

We have witnessed for a long time the “criminalization” by politicians and media of the activity of volunteers, trying to convey to the public opinion the idea that there is a connection between rescuers and traffickers. The constant portraying of immigration as a danger to public security served in these months as support to the “closed ports policy”, that is at odds with any elementary sense of humanity as well as with States’ international human rights obligations.

MEDELThe recent declarations made by the Italian Interior Minister are unacceptable and a serious breach of the Rule of Law. MEDEL has issued today a statement in that regard:

On the 23rd of May, pronounced by MEDEL as the Alert Day for the Independence of Justice in Europe, MEDEL invited to reflect on the need for an independent and effective justice all over Europe and its importance for the safeguard of European citizens’ fundamental rights and freedoms, as very dark signs have arisen all over Europe in recent years, inside and outside the European Union.

Unfortunately, few days have passed until another shocking and worrying example of the threats referred to by MEDEL came to light - the attack from the Italian Interior Minister against the judges who issued decisions on the matter of international protection of asylum-seekers and migrants.

MEDEL statement on the rescue ship AquariusMEDEL considers that the decision not to let the humanitarian and rescue ship “Aquarius” dock at an Italian port has seriously damaged the values on which the spiritual and moral heritage of the European Union is founded.

The human tragedy of current migration flows occurring every day in the Mediterranean Sea calls Europe and its member states to fulfil the promises enshrined in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: the commitment to place the person at the center of the action of the European Union; the responsibility and duties with regard to other persons, the human community and future generations, so that everyone can enjoy his or her fundamental rights.

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