LET'S ACTIVATE EUROPEANS FOR THE RULE OF LAW
Experts, activists and politicians can do it with a European Citizens' Initiative
24th of July 2019
Strengthening the Rule of Law in the European Union is an urgent priority for all European citizens to work on, as this is the fundamental principle our democracy is built upon and it is currently under threat. On the 17th of July the European Commission unveiled new instruments for the protection of the Rule of Law in the European Union. Are they enough?
Eumans is part of the European mobilisation on an European CitizenInitiative to demand respect of the Rule of Law in the European Union, with one million signatures to be collected from at least seven different European countries.
On the 24th of July political activists, experts, citizens grassroots organisations came together to discuss the crisis of the Rule of Law, the existing instruments available to protect the Rule of Law and the European mobilisation to demand respect of the Rule of Law in the European Union.
Below you can find all the speeches from the discussants and the participants
WHY AN EUROPEAN MOBILIZATION ON THE RULE OF LAW
Virginia Fiume, Coordinator of Eumans - brief introduction
Pier Virgilio Dastoli, President of the European Movement, promoter of the ECI on the Rule of Law (low quality video due to some technical problems)watch the video
Marco Cappato, former MEP, founder of Eumans, co-promoter of the ECI on the Rule of Law watch the video
THE EXISTING INSTRUMENTS
The European Union instruments - Annalisa Angieri, legal expert and Eumans activist watch the video
Citizen participation to safeguard the rule of law - Jesse Colzani, Legal Matchmaking Officer at The Good Lobby watch the video
The European Union Agency for Human Rights - Filippo Di Robilant, Management Board Vice Chairperson, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights watch the video
How to contrast the backsliding in the European Union - Laurent Pech, Professor of European Law, Jean Monnet Chair of European Public Law (2014-17) and Head of the Law and Politics Department at Middlesex watch the video
THE RULE OF LAW AS THE ESSENCE OF THE RELATIONSHIPS OF TRUST BETWEEN CITIZENS AND INSTITUTIONS - EUROPEAN EXAMPLES
The Polish judiciary system in danger - Wojciech Sadurski, Challis Professor in Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney and Professor at the Centre for Europe in the University of Warsaw watch the video
Nicola Vallinoto, Movimento Federalista Europeo (connected from Genova, Italy) watch the video
Malgorzata Szuleka, Lawyer and Projects Coordinator, Helsinki Human Right Foundation watch the video