The documentary "Judges Under Pressure" won the Bronze Goal at Millenium FestThe documentary "Judges Under Pressure" won the Bronze Goal - Best Film for Human Rights, at @MilleniumFest! 

Congratulations to the director, producers and all our brave colleagues from Iustitia and Themis! 

Monika Frąckowiak, represented MEDEL at the ceremony. 

Anniversary of Association of European Administrative JudgesMEDEL is honoured to have taken part in the celebration of the anniversary of AEAJ, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

Filipe Marques participated in the meeting of the working group "Independence & Efficiency", talking about the situation of disciplinary proceedings against judges in Poland, and held a speech at the anniversary ceremony.

Shaping the future of the European judiciaryMEDEL is on May 5-7 participating at the judges@europe forum, organised by #EJTN at @SiracusaInst, contributing to the important debate on how to protect #RuleOfLaw.

Filipe Marques, president of MEDEL, will address the forum on what can/must judges do to uphold the Rule of Law.

Conference "Judiciary Integrity - Strengthening Transparency and Trust in Justice"MEDEL is today represented at the European Association of Judges' conference "Judiciary Integrity - Strengthening Transparency and Trust in Justice", organised by our Portuguese member ASJP, in Porto, Portugal.


Don't miss live from 4pm (CET) the streaming of the hearing of the Permanent People's Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists.
Mariarosaria Guglielmi, Vice-President of MEDEL, is one of the judges.

Conference "Rule of law vs rule by law"

"Rule of Law vs Rule by Law", conference in Cluj - You may find here the speeches given by Mariarosaria Guglielmi (Vice-President of MEDEL) and António Cluny (former President of MEDEL) at the conference held in Cluj, on 18 March 2022.


For many years, judges and prosecutors have been unduly detained in Turkey, under the alleged pretext of being members of - or supported - armed terrorist organisations. The Turkish judiciary has been persistently disappointing their hope of a fair trial, which is unsurprising due to the fact that the Turkish judiciary is fully dependent on the Turkish President.

Many of our Turkish colleagues have long been expecting their liberation from this nightmare, or at least to get an affirmation from the highest European human rights guardian about the truth of what happened and how the violation of arbitrary detention took place.

MEDEL at the Spring Session of the Conference of INGOMEDEL is present at the Spring Session of the Conference of INGO, of the Council of Europe, being held on April 4-6 in Strasbourg.

A wide range of topics will be discussed, such as:

- How to ensure respect for economic and social rights in times of war and of declining
- Social protection needed in times of war as seen by civil society;


The ongoing war in Ukraine has confronted the world with scenes that mankind has been struggling hard to leave in the past but unfortunately keep coming back. The images of bodies of civilians shot dead, lying on the ground with their hands tied behind their backs, are an undeniable evidence that war crimes have been committed in this war and that all limits of humanity have been crossed.

The only way for justice to be brought to the victims of these crimes – the direct victims, and especially their families and the communities where they live – and for Rule of Law to prevail in the middle of the chaos that war always represents is to have an independent, accurate and thorough investigation of all the crimes that have been committed and that were brought before the world in the terrible images seen in the last days.


Today at 7pm (CET) join MEDEL, IUSTITIA and, our partner organisations at the online event "The March of a Thousand Gowns two years later. Sovereignty and rule of law – the role of the courts in post-pandemic era".

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