Dragana BoljevićToday Dragana Bolijevic, president of the Judges Association of Serbia (JAS) and General Secretary of MEDEL, has seen her appeal against her dismissal from the judiciary rejected by the Serbian High Council for Judiciary.

The dismissal of Dragana Bolijevic occurred within a highly controversial and opaque procedure which involved all Serbian judges and prosecutors in a general re-appointment procedure carried out in 2009 which ended with the dismissal of around one third of them, without any disciplinary ground, without any hearing, and even without any reasoning, simply with the publication of a list with names of judges and prosecutors re-appointed and not re-appointed.

giovanni-falconeLa mort de Giovanni Falcone - et la fin aussi tragique de son collègue et ami Paolo Borsellino, moins de deux mois après - ont constitué pour les citoyens et la communauté juridique, pas seulement d'Italie, mais aussi de toute Europe et des nations civilisées, un fait au même temps tragique et rédempteur.

On peut dire que, en ce qui concerne la lutte contre la criminalité organisée, il y a eu un temps avant la mort de Falcone et Borsellino et un temps après leur assassinat.

Supreme Court, WarsawOn April 16th, 2011 the General Assembly of MEDEL had a meeting in Warsaw.

During the meeting was examined and discussed the situation of the Polish Judges, as reported by a Document submitted by the representatives of the Association IUSTITIA.

Medel expresses its strong support to the Resolution of the Polish Judges Association Iustitia of  April 8th, 2011 and shares the deep concerns formulated by Iustitia.

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;  

Renaud Van RuymbekeThe 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.

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