15 May 2018 – The general assembly of the Association of Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union;

  • Expresses its grave concerns over developments in some Member States that threaten to infringe on fundamental principles of the Rule of Law: the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary. It reminds all governments that judicial cooperation and comity between the courts requires mutual trust between jurisdictions with regard to the observance of the Rule of Law in all Member States.
  • Strongly supports its members in protesting any national measures that threaten their independence of the judiciary and the force of law of their judgements.
  • Reaffirms the commitment of all its members to the fundamental principles and common values of the European Union with regard to the Rule of Law as laid down in the treaties and in the Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union.
  • Calls upon all institutions of the European Union and the Member States to observe and defend these principles and values with all available means.