Romania Curte de CasatieThe President of the High Court of Cassation and Justice of Romania, Mrs. Corina Alina Corbu, received this afternoon a delegation of MEDEL, in a meeting where the most relevant issues for the Romanian judiciary and ways to strengthen its independence were debated.

CSMThe President of MEDEL, Filipe Marques, was today received in Bucharest by the President of the Superior Council of Magistracy.

A fruitful exchange on the challenges faced by the Judiciary in Romania and the EU, and ways to promote Rule of Law.

QGQuestione Giustizia, from our italian member Magistratura Democratica, is publishing the impressive testimonies of witnesses and experts at the opening session of Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on the murder of journalists where MEDEL's Vice-President Mariarosaria Guglielmi was a judge.

You can find also the English version of the statements of the General Secretariat of the PPT, of Khashoggi’s widow and of the Secretary General of "Reporters sans frontières".

Mariarosaria Guglielmi in the panel of judges of The Peoples Tribunal on the Murder of JournalistsMariarosaria Guglielmi, Vice-President of MEDEL, will sit in the panel of judges of The Peoples Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists, opening on November 2nd.

The Indictment underlines that “[s]ince 1992, at least 1400 journalists have been killed for doing their vital job: bringing reliable information to the public. […]. In 86% of these cases, none of the perpetrators are brought to justice”.

Witnesses will include Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa and UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Irene Khan.

IMG 20211022 WA0016MEDEL, represented by its Vice-President Mariarosaria Guglielmi, is taking part at the congress of its member association Unión Progresista de Fiscales Upf, in Cordoba, Spain.

20211022 090051MEDEL is today in Prague at the congress of its member association Soudcovská Unie České Republiky (@SoudcovskaU).

Filipe Marques, president of MEDEL, addressed the congress on the importance of international associations of judges in promoting and defending Rule of Law.

Together with Czech Judges, promoting Rule of Law.

MEDEL member, Serbian Association of Public Prosecutors and Deputy Public Prosecutors, is celebrating its 20 anniversary with the conference “Towards Constitutional Amendments”. Vincent Sizaire, MEDEL board member, is taking part as one of the keynote speakers.


MEDEL will be represented by Vice-President Mariarosaria Guglielmi at the high-level webinar "Independence of prosecutors in Central Europe", which will take place on 20 October 2021 at 2pm CET. 

The event is hosted by ODIHR/OSCE, together with the Prosecutor’s Office of Estonia.


MEDEL is taking part online today at the meeting between the National Councils of the European Movement of Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Malta and Croatia (Med 8), taking place in Rome, on the eve of the second plenary session of the Conference on the future of Europe.

Filipe Marques will take the floor to address the issues related to the challenges of protecting Rule of Law in Europe.


The European Commissioner of Justice, Didier Reynders, replied to the letter sent in July by MEDEL, AEAJ, Judges for Judges and EAJ, in reaction to the decisions of the European Court of Justice of 15 July 2021 (Case C-791/19) and also of 14 July 2021 in pending case C-204/21 (regarding the ‘Muzzle law’). You can read the letter below:

Honourable Presidents, Thank you for your letter sent to President von der Leyen, in which you refer to the two recent rulings of the Court of Justice, issued in cases C-791/19 and C-204/21R, and developments that ensued thereafter, in particular as regards the reaction to these rulings of the Constitutional Tribunal, the First President of the Supreme Court, and the Minister of Justice.

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