Open Letter to our Ukraine colleagues on occasion of one-year aggression by Russia against Ukraine

Morbi vitae purus dictum, ultrices tellus in, gravida lectus.

We convey our full solidarity with Ukraine and express our highest respect to our Ukraine colleagues.

We would like to stress the importance that courts are operating also in times of war. By way of example, the prosecution of war crimes remains in many cases at a national level. Furthermore, court operations are important in order to ensure immediate recourse in case of fundamental human rights violations and as well to show the functioning of a democratic state by doing justice providing guarantees of a fair trial.

Thus, it is essential that court operations be maintained during conflict situations, as we see now in this terrible war and our Ukraine colleagues play a central role in upholding the rule of law by fulfilling their judicial duties. Their courage and dedication must be highly praised! Courage and dedication are important characteristics for a judge.

Our best wishes to you all and be assured of our full support and solidarity!

In the name of our members, thousands administrative judges:

Holger Böhmann

Rasa Ragulskyte-Markoviene

Evgenia Papadopoulou

Sylvain Mérenne

David Rabenschlag
Pre-elected Vice-President

Edith Zeller