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IUSTITIA and European Magistrates appeal to European Commission

5231 European magistrates have signed the letter to the European Commission, to be filed directly in Brussels next week. It is the initiative of Polish Judges Association IUSTITIA aiming at stimulating European Commission to undertake the activities upholding the rule of law in all European countries and in particular – enforcing the rulings on independence of judiciary issued by the Court of Justice of European Union.
Within the last fortnight, the letter has been signed by judges and prosecutors from virtually all EU countries (among others 965 from Netherlands, 569 from Portugal, 538 from Austria, 476 from Italy, 410 from France, 154 from Romania) as well as other states, like Turkey, Serbia, Switzerland and USA. The action was supported by MEDEL – Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés, European Association of Judges (EAJ), Association of European Administrative Judges (AEAJ), Judges for Judges and individual national associations of judges and prosecutors.
“We are deeply moved with so wide response from European magistrates. The fight for the rule of law, including independent judiciary, is not only internal matter of Poland, but the matter of whole European community. We, European magistrates will never agree with the standards of judicial protections for Polish citizens lower than these in EU countries” – commented Krystian Markiewicz, President of IUSTITIA association.
“The action of collecting signatures to the letter to European Commission is a continuation of ‘1000 Robes’ March’ of January this year, when – for the first time in history – magistrates from dozens of European countries took to the streets, wearing their robes, to demonstrate their solidarity and determination in the fight for the rule of law. The history teaches us many times, that neglecting violations of basic rights and freedoms brings disastrous effects. This is why – as European magistrates  – we call upon European Commission to fulfil their obligations as the Guardians of Treaties, which are founded on basic rights and freedoms” – says Monika Frąckowiak, member of IUSTITIA and board member of MEDEL association