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Rule of Law Update – January 2024

NEWS FROM THE COURTS Cases ECtHR Ikotity and Others v. Hungary – Application no. 50012/17 5/10/2023Right to freedom of expressionOpposition members of parliament were sanctioned for using posters without permission during an interpellation speech by a colleague. The Court determined that the reasons behind the decisions were relevant to the …

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Frontex Roundtables – 26 January, Brussels

📢 Announcement: Frontex Roundtables co-organized by the Meijers Committee (26/01) We’re thrilled to invite you to a discussion of the aftermath of the General Court’s ruling in WS and Others v. Frontex. 📅 Event Details:Topic: The aftermath of WS and Others v. Frontex: is the battle for accountability lost?Organizers: Maastricht …

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Rule of Law Update

Rule of Law Update – September 2023

NEWS FROM THE COURTS CASES CJEU Court of Justice judgments C‑204/21 – European Commission v Poland ECLI:EU:C:2023:442 5/06/2023 (Commission) In 2021, the Commission brought an action against Poland regarding the “Muzzle Law” and the Disciplinary Chamber. With this judgment, the Court of Justice decides in line with the Commission’s action, …

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Rule of Law FAQs – Volume 2 (2023)

For over a year now, the Meijers Committee and Democracy Reporting International (DRI) have been helping politicians, journalists, and other actors navigate the tangled web of myths, lies, and half-truths surrounding the rule of law debates in Europe. This is the purpose of our Rule of Law FAQs, a handy …

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Seminar on the Enforcement of the European Media Freedom Act (11 July 2023, online)

Introduction The Meijers Committee and the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) organized on 11 July an online seminar on the enforcement of the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA). Media pluralism reveals a complex puzzle in the EU’s legal order. While media …

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Rule of Law Update

Rule of Law Update – May 2023

NEWS FROM THE COURTS CASES CJEU C-817/21 – Inspecţia Judiciară ECLI:EU:C:2023:55 11/05/2023 (Romania) In this judgment, the Court of Justice confirmed that, while the organization of justice is a matter for the Member States, the exercise of that power must comply with EU law. As such, the disciplinary regime applicable …

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