Rule of Law News
The EU should support much needed internal reforms by taking immediate actions on these urgent problems. Ensure that the Slovenian Press Agency is funded again, that the delegated prosecutors are appointed and that the Slovenian government stops pushbacks and guarantees migrants access to an asylum procedure.
In this letter fifty seven MEPs urge Israel to honour the demand made by the EU and grant access to its election observation exploratory mission in order to support and observe the upcoming Palestinian elections.
In this letter, thirty-seven MEPs call on Croatian authorities to look into the case of Mr.Mahdi whose refugee status was revoked on 11 May 2020 on allegations that he represents a “threat to national security” and that he misrepresented his sectarian affiliation.
Co-signed letter on the election of Aleksander Stępkowski as a judge candidate to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)
In this letter, sixty MEPs call on the Members of the Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights to reject the candidacy of Aleksander Stępkowski, co-founder and former president of Ordo Iuris, to the ECHR, which goes against the very principles of this honourable institution.
Written Question/Reply: Recently proposed bills in Hungary infringing on the rights of LGBTI persons
In this written questions, MEPs inquiry the Commission on the proposed two bills by the Hungarian Government to amend the Constitution, which include provisions such as ‘the mother is female, the father is male’, ‘children will be raised with a Christian interpretation of gender roles’ and ‘the gender of a person is defined as the one established at birth.
Written Question/Reply: Crackdown on reproductive rights in Poland amid the ongoing crisis of the rule of law
The Commission's responses have been received and can be found attached.
On 30 September 2020, the Commission presented its first overview of the rule of law situation in the European Union - 2020 Rule of Law Report. MEPs interrogate the Commission on its follow-up activities on the 2020 Rule of Law Report.
In this letter one hundred and eighteen MEPs call on Polish authorities to engage in a dialogue, to listen to the demands of the Polish protestors, and to prevent any further escalation. MEPs call on Poland to abstain from any new restrictions on fundamental human rights and ask to put a stop to the dismantling of the rule of law in Poland.
In this letter twenty-four MEPs invite the European Commission to comment on the recent judgement by the so-called “Disciplinary Chamber of the Polish Supreme Court” against judge Beata Morawiec. Following a judgement of the Court of Justice, the “Disciplinary Chamber of the Polish Supreme Court” does not meet the requirements of EU law on judicial independence. MEPs stress that the “Disciplinary Chamber of the Polish Supreme Court” is not a legitimate body and question the Commissioners on what measures the European Commission is planning to take on the matter.
Written Question submitted by MEP Erik Marquardt, co-signed by Tineke Strik (a.o.), regarding the prosecution of NGOs in Greece. The Questions were submitted at 07/10/2020, which sets the deadline for the Commission to respond at 07/2020. The reply of the Commission will be uploaded upon receival.
The attached Written Questions to the European Commission were co-signed by Tineke Strik regarding the Mass arrest of LGBTI activists in Poland. The questions were initiated by MEP Pierre Karleskind, and the submission date was 01/09/2020.
The deadline for the Commission to reply was at 28/10/2020. The answers will be added upon receival.