Conference "Rule of law vs rule by law"
MEDEL and its Romanian member association organised in Cluj, Romania, the conference "Rule of law vs rule by law", addressing topics such as "Criminal justice in the communist regime. Consequences on the present. Special look on the role of education in the law field" or "Transition of justice from totalitarianism", as well as an insight on the situation of Turkey. 

The conference was held on 18 March 2022 and it premiered live on,, and

Below you may find the conference speeches given by Mariarosaria Guglielmi (Vice-President of MEDEL) and António Cluny (former President of MEDEL).

Speech given by Mariarosaria Guglielmi366.01 KB

Speech given by António Cluny451.05 KB

Program Conf Estado de Direito


The Católica | Lisbon School of Law of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) and MEDEL - Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés organised the international conference "Rule of Law in Europe", on 9 and 10 December 2021 at the Lisbon Campus of UCP.

You can download the programme (EN) HERE
You can download the programme (PT) HERE

The conference was live brodcasted by Justiça TV and all the videos are also available on Justiça TV website 
Below you can watch all the speeches and debates that took place during the conference:


Conference "The Future of Europe between Rule of Law and Social Pillar"

On July 9, 2021 MEDEL and its member association Magistratura Democratica organised in Firenze, Italy, the conference "The Future of Europe between Rule of Law and Social Pillar".

The speakers were Elly Schlein, Sophie in' t Veld, Pier Virgilio Dastoli, Giuseppe Bronzini, Cesare Pinelli, Nicole Lazzerini, Gaetano Ruta, Filipe Marques, Monica Frąckowiak, Fausta Guarriello, Gualtiero Michelini e Valeria Piccone.

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On September 19, 2020, MEDEL, "Questione Giustizia" and the Dipartimento di Scienze giuridiche dell’Università di Firenze organised in Florence, Italy, the international conference "Public Prosecution and Rule of Law in Europe".

Conference MEDEL has held last Friday, november 8th, the conference "Justice and Gender", at the Faculty of History of the University of Santiago de Compostela.


MARCH 1st, 2019 (FRIDAY), 3 P.M. – ROME, ITALY
(ROMA EVENTI - FONTANA DI TREVI - Piazza della Pilotta 4 – Roma, Italy)
(co-organised with Magistratura Democratica)

Conference dedicated to MURAT ARSLAN

Introduction: Nando SIGONA, Professor of International migration and forced displacement at Birmingham University;MEDEL

Round Table: (Presided by Filipe MARQUES, President of MEDEL; moderated by Massimo GIANNINI, Editorialist of La Repubblica and Director of Radio Capital):

Civil Society for Accountable GovernanceMEDEL was present today in Belgrade, in the conference "Civil Society for Accountable Governance", organized by CRTA - Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability.

Filipe Marques took the floor in the opening plenary and had an impulse statement at the Working Group 3 - Changes to the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia.

MEDELBelow you can find some of the presentations given by the speakers in the international conference „The role of the Judges in the public debate on the rule of Law” in Sofia last month.

The conference has been organized by MEDEL and Bulgarian Judges Association.

Conference and Council of Administration in BerlinOn March 16th, MEDEL organised a conference at the Kammergericht, in Berlin, on the subject: "Independent judiciary in Poland and Europe? An analisys in the light of the recent Polish judicial reform".

The goal of the conference was to discuss the implications of the Polish judicial reform for Polish judges and the rest of Europe.

MEDEL invited both researchers and practitioners as well as proven experts of the Polish judicial system to debate this topic:

International Conference: Constitutional Courts: Between the Political and the JuridicalProgram of the conference organized by MEDEL, ASJP and UCP. June 30th 2017, Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto, Carvalho Guerra Auditorium

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