Newshound for 13 July 2022

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The European Commission has published the third edition of the Rule of Law Report, a preventive tool aiming to improve and safeguard the rule of law across the European Union. Read it here.

Source: European Commission

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MEP Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield’s report on the rule of law situation in Hungary was adopted by European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) today. The LIBE Committee condemns the ‘deliberate and systematic efforts of the Hungarian government’ to undermine European values as enshrined in Article 2 TEU, a situation that has worsened substantially since Parliament triggered the Article 7 procedure in 2018 Read more.

Source: Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield

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The European Court of Human Rights has decided to indicate an interim measure in the case Raczkowski v. Poland. The Court asked that the Polish Government ensure that the proceedings concerning the lifting of Mr Raczkowski’s, a military judge, judicial immunity comply with the requirements of a ‘fair trial’ as guaranteed by Article 6 § 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and that no decision be taken until the final determination of his complaints by the European Court. Read the interim measures.

Source: European Court of Human Rights

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The European Commission published its 2022 Rule of law Report today. The report looks into four areas and, for the first time, it proposes recommendations to the member states. However, MEP Terry Reintke affirms that it lacks the ambition to set deadlines. Despite Ursula von der Leyen’s lip service about her committment to the rule of law, the report disappoints and falls short to exploit its full potential. Read more.

Source: Terry Reintke

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