IMG 20211022 WA0016MEDEL, represented by its Vice-President Mariarosaria Guglielmi, is taking part at the congress of its member association Unión Progresista de Fiscales Upf, in Cordoba, Spain.

20211022 090051MEDEL is today in Prague at the congress of its member association Soudcovská Unie České Republiky (@SoudcovskaU).

Filipe Marques, president of MEDEL, addressed the congress on the importance of international associations of judges in promoting and defending Rule of Law.

Together with Czech Judges, promoting Rule of Law.

MEDEL member, Serbian Association of Public Prosecutors and Deputy Public Prosecutors, is celebrating its 20 anniversary with the conference “Towards Constitutional Amendments”. Vincent Sizaire, MEDEL board member, is taking part as one of the keynote speakers.

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MEDEL will be represented by Vice-President Mariarosaria Guglielmi at the high-level webinar "Independence of prosecutors in Central Europe", which will take place on 20 October 2021 at 2pm CET. 

The event is hosted by ODIHR/OSCE, together with the Prosecutor’s Office of Estonia.

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MEDEL is taking part online today at the meeting between the National Councils of the European Movement of Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Malta and Croatia (Med 8), taking place in Rome, on the eve of the second plenary session of the Conference on the future of Europe.

Filipe Marques will take the floor to address the issues related to the challenges of protecting Rule of Law in Europe.

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The European Commissioner of Justice, Didier Reynders, replied to the letter sent in July by MEDEL, AEAJ, Judges for Judges and EAJ, in reaction to the decisions of the European Court of Justice of 15 July 2021 (Case C-791/19) and also of 14 July 2021 in pending case C-204/21 (regarding the ‘Muzzle law’). You can read the letter below:

Honourable Presidents, Thank you for your letter sent to President von der Leyen, in which you refer to the two recent rulings of the Court of Justice, issued in cases C-791/19 and C-204/21R, and developments that ensued thereafter, in particular as regards the reaction to these rulings of the Constitutional Tribunal, the First President of the Supreme Court, and the Minister of Justice.

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MEDEL issued a statement on the decision of the Polish Constitutional Court of 07 October 2021:

The backsliding of Rule of Law in Poland has known another important chapter, with the decision issued by the Polish Constitutional Court on 07 October 2021.

MEDEL has been for many years raising concerns about the serious situation of the Polish Constitutional Court. In its statement of 13 July 2017 (https://www.medelnet.eu/index.php/news/europe/383-medel-communique-on-the-situation-of-the-constitutional-court-in-poland), MEDEL already pointed out that “the ruling majority in Poland has in practice eliminated the Constitutional Court from Polish legal system. It has affected the independence of the Constitutional Tribunal by appointing a working majority of loyalists to the Government”, highlighting that “it is striking that a country which has suffered so much from fascism and communism is depriving itself of a crucial safeguard introduced to prevent dictatorship”.

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.

Ministere de la JusticeThe French Minister of Justice replied to the letter sent by MEDEL, AEJ, AEAJ and Judges for Judges.

Medel once again urges for the need of a coordinated action of national governments and EU authorities, in order to rescue the Afghan magistrates, especially women, who face grave danger.

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MEDEL issued a statement regarding the Opinion adopted on 13 July 2021 by the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations, under article 5, paragraph 4, of the Optional Protocol, in respect of Communication No. 2844/2016, presented by the Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón:

MEDEL – Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés took notice of the Opinion adopted on 13 July 2021 by the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations, under article 5, paragraph 4, of the Optional Protocol, in respect of Communication No. 2844/2016, presented by the Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón.

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