MEDEL

MEDEL and other three european associations (Judges for Judges, Association of European Adminstrative Judges and European Association of Judges) sent a letter to the President of the European Council, the President of EU Commission and the German Presidency of the EU Council, asking for clear and unequivocal action in defense of Rule of Law in Poland and in the European Union.
 
Medel et trois autres associations européennes (Judges for Judges, Association des Juges Administratifs Européens et Association Européenne des Juges) ont envoyé une lettre au président du Conseil Européen, à la Présidente de la Commission Européenne et à la présidence allemande du Conseil de l’UE, demandant une action claire et sans équivoque pour la défense de l’État de Droit en Pologne et dans l’Union Européenne.

Platform for an Independent Judiciary in TurkeyThe extraordinary situation of violation of the independence of the judiciary in Turkey has induced all four European Associations of Judges to join together in their activities:

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

And form a Platform: Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey. 

Since its creation, the Platform has been working together to promote the independence of the Judiciary in Turkey and the right to freedom and a fair trial to all the Judges and Prosecutors detained.

Here we gather the main documents issued by the Platform:    

Platform Letter Council Europe - 1-8-2016-4SG1.89 MB
Platform Letter Council Europe - 1-8-2016-4PACE1.9 MB
Situation of Turkish Judiciary - Platform Report417.14 KB
Turkey Platform Conclusions163.96 KB
Statement on the eve of the EU-Turkey leaders’ meeting in Varna114.84 KB
70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its observation in Turkey160.88 KB
Criminal conviction of Mr Murat Arslan117.89 KB
Platform Letter Secretary-General Council Europe - 15-07-2020
Statement of the Platform for in Independent Judiciary in Turkey (31th August 2020) (.pdf)157.11 KB


Links to the other member association webpages of the Platform:

The Association of European Administrative Judges (AEAJ)

The European Association of Judges (EAJ), Regional Group of the International Association of Judges (IAJ)

The Judges for Judges

EU

The European Commission has replied to the letter of the Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey (of which MEDEL is a member) of 31 August 2020. You can read it below:

Thank you for your letter dated 31 August 2020 and sent to Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, Vice President Vera Jourova, Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi and HR/VP Josep Borrell Fontelles.

I have been asked to reply. I would like to inform you that, in the context of the EU enlargement policy, the European Commission monitors closely developments and reports on the progress achieved by Turkey in a number of policy areas.

EU

The European Commission has replied to the letter of the Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey (of which MEDEL is a member) of 31 August 2020. You can read it below:

Thank you for your letter dated 31 August 2020 and sent to Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, Vice President Vera Jourova, Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi and HR/VP Josep Borrell Fontelles.

I have been asked to reply. I would like to inform you that, in the context of the EU enlargement policy, the European Commission monitors closely developments and reports on the progress achieved by Turkey in a number of policy areas.

MEDEL

MEDEL condemns the decision of the disciplinary chamber of the Polish Supreme court on lifting the immunity of judge Igor Tuleya, suspending him and reducing his salary.

Interview of Monika Frackowiak about the rule of law breaches taking place in PolandDon't miss the interview of Monika Frackowiak, member of the board of MEDEL, to New Europeans' "Friday Casebook" - the situation of #RuleOfLaw in #Poland and the threats to the independence of the Judiciary in the #EU.

MEDEL

Find here the final text of Opinion no. 23 of the CCJE, approved at the plenary session on November 6th 2020.

It's a very important text about the role of judicial associations in promoting Rule of Law and many of MEDEL's suggestions were accepted.

MEDEL

Find here the final text of Opinion no. 23 of the CCJE, approved at the plenary session on November 6th 2020.

It's a very important text about the role of judicial associations in promoting Rule of Law and many of MEDEL's suggestions were accepted.

MEDEL

MEDEL actively cooperated and contributed to the report "The Functioning of Courts in the COVID/19 pandemic", now published by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has created considerable challenges for the functioning of courts during states of emergency, curfews and lockdowns. Yet, courts have a vital function during and after the pandemic, in particular to ensure judicial scrutiny of emergency legislation and to provide an effective remedy against excessive emergency measures in individual cases.

MEDEL

MEDEL actively cooperated and contributed to the report "The Functioning of Courts in the COVID/19 pandemic", now published by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has created considerable challenges for the functioning of courts during states of emergency, curfews and lockdowns. Yet, courts have a vital function during and after the pandemic, in particular to ensure judicial scrutiny of emergency legislation and to provide an effective remedy against excessive emergency measures in individual cases.

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