MEDEL's member association Lex Super Omnia has published a thorough and impressive report (in English) on the methods of repression used in Poland against prosecutors who are members of the association.

MEDEL stands beside all the brave and corageous prosecutors who fight for the Rule of Law in Poland.

Their fight is the fight of all European magistrates.

Monica FrąckowiakMonica Frąckowiak, member of the board of MEDEL, took part on July 13th, 2021, as speaker in the conference organised by the Italian Superior Council "The Crisis of Rule of Law and the Independence of the Magistrature".

MEDELThe Council of Administration of MEDEL, gathered today in Firenze, Italy, and online, unanimously approved a statement on occasion of the anniversary of the attempted coup in Turkey.
MEDEL demands the Turkish authorities:

- To immediately release Murat Arslan and all the unfairly imprisoned Magistrates, Lawyers and other citizens;

- To immediately and fully reinstate all Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers who were unlawfully dismissed;

- To fully respect the Rule of Law and the independence of the Judiciary.

Council of Administration of MEDEL Medel held today its Council of Administration in Firenze, Italy, and online. 

Among other topics, the situations of Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova were under analysis.

The Future of Europe between Rule of Law and Social Pillar

On July 9, 2021 MEDEL and its member association Magistratura Democratica organised in Firenze, Italy, the conference "The Future of Europe between Rule of Law and Social Pillar".

The speakers were Elly Schlein, Sophie in' t Veld, Pier Virgilio Dastoli, Giuseppe Bronzini, Cesare Pinelli, Nicole Lazzerini, Gaetano Ruta, Filipe Marques, Monica Frąckowiak, Fausta Guarriello, Gualtiero Michelini e Valeria Piccone.

MEDELOn June 15th 1985, European magistrates and associations of magistrates convened in Strasbourg to constitute MEDEL.

Among their goals was "the establishment of a common debate among magistrates from different countries", "the defense of the independence of the judiciary in the face of every other power as well as of specific interests", "the democratization of the judiciary", "the respect, in all circumstances, of the legal values specific to the democratic state based on the rule of law" and "the proclamation and the defense of the rights of minorities and of differences, and in particular the rights of immigrants and the most deprived, in a perspective of social emancipation of the weakest".

Giovanni Falcone, Source: Wikipedia

Every 23rd of May, MEDEL honours the memory of Giovanni Falcone, the Italian judge assassinated by the mafia on this day, in 1992, having declared this date as the Alert Day for the Independence of Justice

This year, we honour the memory of the brave judges and prosecutors (and their families) from Turkey who also gave their lives after being unfairly imprisoned.

MEDELMEDEL issued a statement today on Advocate General Tanchev's opinions in cases C-487/19 and C-508/19 and the termination of Adam Bodnar's mandate as Polish Ombudsman, decided by the politically captured Polish Constitutional Court.

MEDEL welcomes the opinions delivered on 15 April 2021 by CJEU’s Advocate General Evgeni Tanchev in cases C-487/19 and C-508/19 – requests for preliminary ruling from the Polish Supreme Court.

In both opinions, Advocate General underlined that the right to a tribunal established by law, affirmed by the second subparagraph of Article 19(1) TEU in the light of Article 47 of the Charter, must be interpreted in the sense that a court does not meet the requirements to constitute such a tribunal established by law in a situation where the judge concerned was appointed to that position in flagrant breach of the laws of the Member State.


MEDEL issued a statement today on the situation in Romania. 

MEDEL a publié aujourd'hui un déclaration sur la situation en Roumanie.

MEDEL learned with great concern about the statements and opinions expressed by high-ranked officials of the Romanian Government and of the governing political parties regarding a decision of a last instance court concerning the case known as “the 10th of August”. Statements that vehemently refuse to accept a definitive court decision and command the Minister of Justice to find solutions to re-discuss a case already decided in court are inacceptable in a democracy that prides itself in upholding the rule of law.

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

The European Court of Human Rights has once again rejected the third party intervention that MEDEL, AEJ and AEAJ had presented on the cases Murat Ulusoy vs. Turkey and 168 others (application 73062/16), Samil Sevinc vs. Turkey and 252 others (application 63634/16) and Ibrahim Tufan Ataman vs. Turkey and 53 others (application 14676/17), all regarding our Turkish colleagues that have been expelled.
The associations that form the Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey issued on that regard a statement you may find HERE.
The only way we understand this rejection is that the Court is already fully informed about the situation in Turkey and will soon decide in favour of our colleagues.
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