COSACFilipe Marques, President of MEDEL, will today be addressing the "Working group on the place of values at the heart of the sense of belonging to the European Union" of COSAC - Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (http://www.cosac.eu/about/), stressing the full respect of Rule of Law and of the independence of the Judiciary as cornerstones of the entire EU project. 

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Once again MEDEL marks the 23rd of May as the Alert Day for the Independence of Justice, remembering that the independence of the Judiciary is the cornerstone of any free and democratic society.

Another year has passed and the challenges to the Rule of Law have increased in number and intensity.

A terrible war has started in Europe and images we all thought had been forever relegated to history books are back in front of everyone’s eyes – innocent civilians suffering the horrors of war and flagrant violations of international and humanitarian law. MEDEL calls for the urgent and immediate removal of all obstacles to the existence of a true international criminal justice, capable of thoroughly investigating and bringing to justice those responsible for such atrocities.

Interview of Monika Frąckowiak to "Le Soir"Monika Frackowiak, membre du bureau de MEDEL, à "Le Soir":
« A l’automne, Ursula von der Leyen avait fixé trois conditions à la Pologne, dont celle de réintégrer les juges destitués. A ce moment-là, il y en avait trois, aujourd’hui, il y en a sept. »
« Tous les projets de loi sur la table ne vont faire qu’aggraver la situation. »

https://www.lesoir.be/442374/article/2022-05-15/etat-de-droit-la-situation-des-juges-en-pologne-saggrave

5 minutes pour parler d'Europe / 5 minuts to talk about EuropeAn interview with Filipe Marques, President of MEDEL / Une interview avec Filipe Marques, Président de MEDEL.

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Quelle place pour l’avocat au cœur du droit européen ? Comment les outils du droit de l’Union européenne protègent-ils les justiciables ? C’est autour de ces questions et de bien d’autres que se sont réunis la Délégation des Barreaux de France et ses partenaires le 10 février dernier à la Maison du barreau, à Paris, à l’occasion de la Présidence française du Conseil de l’Union européenne. L’occasion pour nous de rencontrer des acteurs incontournables de l’écosystème juridique et judiciaire européen. Dans cet épisode Filipe Marques, Président de l’association des magistrats européens pour la démocratie et les libertés (MEDEL).

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. 

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.

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.

Film "Judges Under Pressure" at the MILLENIUM 2022 Documentary Film FestivalNext Thursday, May 12, MEDEL will proudly associate with the "Millenium Documentary Film Festival", in Brussels, Belgium.

At 19:00, the documentary "Judges Under Pressure", on the struggle of Polish Judges against the attacks on Rule of Law and the independence of the Judiciary, will be screened.

After the screening, a debate will follow with judges involved in the film (such as Igor Tuleya, Dorota Zabludowska or Monika Frąckowiak) the producer, Marie Arena (Chair of the European Parliament's Human Rights Committee of the European Parliament) and Vincent Van Quickenborne (Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice and the North Sea).

All the info and tickets at https://cinema-palace.be/.../millenium-judges-under-pressure

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Jeudi prochain, le 12 mai, MEDEL est fière de s'associer au "Millenium Documentary Film Festival", à Bruxelles, en Belgique.

A 19h00, le documentaire "Judges Under Pressure", sur la lutte des juges polonais contre les attaques contre l'Etat de droit et l'indépendance du pouvoir judiciaire, sera projeté.

Après la projection, un débat suivra avec des juges impliqués dans le film (tels que Igor Tuleya, Dorota Zabludowska ou Monika Frąckowiak), le producteur, Marie Arena (Présidente de la Commission des droits de l'homme du Parlement européen) et Vincent Van Quickenborne (Vice-Premier Ministre, Ministre de la Justice et de la Mer du Nord).

Toutes infos et billets sur https://cinema-palace.be/.../millenium-judges-under-pressure 

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.

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