Palais justice BelgradeUpdated July 16th 2012.

Resolution taken on Dec. 26th, 2009

The Judges' Association of Serbia reached the conclusions that in the procedure of (re)election of judges, the High Judicial Council has made the mistakes as follows:

- the High Judicial Council has been constituted against the Constitution and Laws of Republic of Serbia;

- the High Judicial Council worked and rendered the decisions in improper way and manner as well as against the legal procedure;

- the High Judicial Council has entered secrecy in their work as well as decision making and that way of work resulted not only with high level of doubt in public yet with general doubt in existence of secret and not transparent criteria and political influence in subject (re) election of judges;

- the High Judicial Council denied and failed to request and obtain the opinions from the sittings of all judges about the candidates i.e. current judges with permanent judging function prior to issuing any decision;  

MEDELThe French Minister of Justice decided again to prosecute R. Van Ruymbeke.

Renaud Van Ruymbeke has always demonstrated exemplary professional dedication, in spite of all kinds of obstacles, in combating corruption and money laundering.

He is one of the initiators of the Geneva Appeal.

Medel has always expressed its full support to Renaud Van Ruymbeke regarding the attempts of destabilization he was subject to by the French Justice Ministry.

MEDELBernard Borrel, a French magistrate, was assassinated on October 19, 1995 in Djibouti.

Everything was done in an attempt to disguise this crime as a suicide.

Pressure and manipulation has been employed for 11 years to hinder the truth.

The fact that the case has not been buried for good can be credited only to the courage of Elisabeth Borrel and the support she received.

The signatories demand that the obstacles to the ongoing investigation be removed, namely that the documents of state services that could be connected to the assassination be submitted to the investigative judge.

MEDELIn order to save judicial independence and oppose governmental abuses of power, Media and NGO sector has created a coalition: “Civil Society for Democratic Georgia”.

This coalition mobilizes public awareness to ongoing processes and reflects the public interest in saving judiciary as an independent branch of the government. The coalition reflects the interests and objectives of the Georgian population to develop a democratic and rule-of-law based society in Georgia that will become a real part of the European family.

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