MEDELMEDEL was today present at the ceremony of taking office of Álvaro García Ortiz as new Spanish Prosecutor General.

Association of European Administrative Judges (AEAJ) European Association of Judges (EAJ), Judges for Judges, Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés (MEDEL)

The four main European organisations of judges: Association of European Administrative Judges (AEAJ) European Association of Judges (EAJ, a regional branch of the International Association of Judges - IAJ), Rechters voor Rechters (Judges for Judges), Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés (MEDEL), represented by Carsten Zatschler SC, Emily Egan McGrath BL, Barristers, assisted by Anne Bateman and Maeve Delargy, Solicitors, of Philip Lee LLP, have filed today before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) a lawsuit against the EU Council over its decision to unblock Recovery and Resilience funds for Poland.

The lawsuit is an action for annulment pursuant to Article 263 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) against the Council Implementing Decision of 17 June 2022, addressed to the Republic of Poland, adopted under Regulation (EU) 2021/241 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 February 2021, establishing the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

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The drama of Igor Tuleya in his courageous fight for an independent Judiciary does not cease. Deepening even more the attacks directed against him for several years, today he became the victim of an apparent war between factions within ruling coalition in Poland.

Having been informed last Friday, 05/08/2022, of his reinstatement by decision of the president of the Regional Court, where he resides, judge Tuleya presented himself at court today, Monday 08/08/2022, to perform his duties. However, upon arrival he was informed that by decision of the president of the Superior Court of Appeal – disciplinary officer Piotr Schab, appointed by the Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro – the reinstatement decision had been revoked.

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Following what was mentioned in its statement on March 20th, 2022, MEDEL keeps following closely the developments in Tunisia, and especially the changes to the Tunisian Judiciary.

As in that statement MEDEL expressed, the violation of the Constitution by the dissolution of the CSM and the subsequent takeover of a "provisional" CSM by the executive branch seriously undermined the rule of law, the principle of the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary as enshrined in international law.

This unacceptable situation of violation of the basic principle of separation of powers further deepened with the adoption on June 1st, 2022, of a decree giving to the President of Tunisia the absolute power to summarily dismiss magistrates, which immediately led to the dismissal of 57 judges, without any due process or guarantees of defense.

Association of European Administrative Judges (AEAJ) European Association of Judges (EAJ), Judges for Judges, Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés (MEDEL)

On the anniversary of the 2016 Coup, MEDEL, EAJ, AEAJ and Judges for Judges urge the European Institutions to take all necessary steps and measures to make sure Turkey observes the principles of the rule of law as well as the independence of the judiciary and the basic human right of a fair trial for all.

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Your Excellencies, The members of the Platform for an Independent Judiciary observed developments in the Turkish judiciary over th past years, not only from 15th July 2016, the day of the attempted coup d’etat, onwards. Since December 2013, Türkiye has seen after all an alarmingly negative trend in relation to the rule of law and judicial independence. This trend escalated greatly in connection with the two-year state of emergency following the attempted coup d’etat. The extended period of emergency rule had a devastating effect on human rights and the rule of law in Türkiye and led to various repressive measures being adopted in the name of counterterrorism and protecting democracy. After 15th July 2016 more than 4500 Turkish judges and prosecutors were dismissed and around 2450 of them were imprisoned and many of them subjected to inhuman treatment during their detention.1Six years have passed and yet no meaningful steps have been taken to bring back the rule of law to Türkiyenor has the plight been relieved of the Turkish judges and prosecutors that have been subjected to these mass dismissals and arrests.

Association of European Administrative Judges (AEAJ) European Association of Judges (EAJ), Judges for Judges, Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés (MEDEL)

On the anniversary of the 2016 Coup, MEDEL, EAJ, AEAJ and Judges for Judges urge the European Institutions to take all necessary steps and measures to make sure Turkey observes the principles of the rule of law as well as the independence of the judiciary and the basic human right of a fair trial for all.

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Your Excellencies, The members of the Platform for an Independent Judiciary observed developments in the Turkish judiciary over th past years, not only from 15th July 2016, the day of the attempted coup d’etat, onwards. Since December 2013, Türkiye has seen after all an alarmingly negative trend in relation to the rule of law and judicial independence. This trend escalated greatly in connection with the two-year state of emergency following the attempted coup d’etat. The extended period of emergency rule had a devastating effect on human rights and the rule of law in Türkiye and led to various repressive measures being adopted in the name of counterterrorism and protecting democracy. After 15th July 2016 more than 4500 Turkish judges and prosecutors were dismissed and around 2450 of them were imprisoned and many of them subjected to inhuman treatment during their detention.1Six years have passed and yet no meaningful steps have been taken to bring back the rule of law to Türkiyenor has the plight been relieved of the Turkish judges and prosecutors that have been subjected to these mass dismissals and arrests.

Association of European Administrative Judges (AEAJ) European Association of Judges (EAJ), Judges for Judges, Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés (MEDEL)

On the anniversary of the 2016 Coup, MEDEL, EAJ, AEAJ and Judges for Judges urge the European Institutions to take all necessary steps and measures to make sure Turkey observes the principles of the rule of law as well as the independence of the judiciary and the basic human right of a fair trial for all.

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Your Excellencies, The members of the Platform for an Independent Judiciary observed developments in the Turkish judiciary over th past years, not only from 15th July 2016, the day of the attempted coup d’etat, onwards. Since December 2013, Türkiye has seen after all an alarmingly negative trend in relation to the rule of law and judicial independence. This trend escalated greatly in connection with the two-year state of emergency following the attempted coup d’etat. The extended period of emergency rule had a devastating effect on human rights and the rule of law in Türkiye and led to various repressive measures being adopted in the name of counterterrorism and protecting democracy. After 15th July 2016 more than 4500 Turkish judges and prosecutors were dismissed and around 2450 of them were imprisoned and many of them subjected to inhuman treatment during their detention.1Six years have passed and yet no meaningful steps have been taken to bring back the rule of law to Türkiyenor has the plight been relieved of the Turkish judges and prosecutors that have been subjected to these mass dismissals and arrests.

MEDEL at the 20th anniversary of CEPEJMonika Frąckowiak is representing MEDEL at the 20th anniversary of CEPEJ, in Malta.

As observer, MEDEL keeps cooperating in the search for solutions for an efficient and quality #justice in Europe.

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MEDEL at the 20th anniversary of CEPEJMonika Frąckowiak is representing MEDEL at the 20th anniversary of CEPEJ, in Malta.

As observer, MEDEL keeps cooperating in the search for solutions for an efficient and quality #justice in Europe.

https://fb.watch/dVa0Oz8jYt/

Council of Administration of MEDELMEDEL is today holding its Council of Administration at the Appeal Court of Bordeaux, in France.

Topics include the attacks on Rule of Law in Poland and Hungary and the situation in Turkey.

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