Dogs are great, but they are not more important to our democratic way of life than, well, democracy. But the groups that help maintain our democracy are under attack — even in Germany. Dogs are not impressed, and neither are we.
The Brussels Court of First Instance has ruled in favour of the organisers of the photography exhibition “Don’t Shoot”, by recognising the right to publish un-blurred photographs of police officers performing their duties in public spaces.
Croatia has received the green light from the European Commission to enter the border-free Schengen Area, but nine organisations and initiatives working with the victims of border violence have made their objections clear.
Between 2015 and 2019, Poland recorded its most significant regression in the field of human rights protection since 1989, claim experts from the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in their latest report.
Antigone and the Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties and Rights (CILD) have expressed their concerns over the verdict of the Spanish Supreme Court, saying the sentences are way too harsh for non-violent crimes.
In the case of Kusaite v Lithuania, the UNHCR found that Lithuania had violated the right to freedom of expression of a teenager accused of terror offences, which are enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
In reaction to the enormous success a young German YouTuber had with a pre-election clip in which he harshly criticised the governing CDU, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the party's new leader, has suggested "regulation of the digital sector".
After an appeal by LDH against the transposition of the EU Directive on passenger name records, the Belgian Constitutional Court has decided to submit 10 prejudicial questions to the CJEU, reflecting the concerns raised by privacy advocates.
The European Commission organized a stakeholder dialogue to discuss best practices for cooperation between online content-sharing service providers and copyright holders. Liberties was invited to present on the human rights angle.
The Hungarian state violated a journalist's rights by not letting him enter the territory of any of the country's refugee camps, affirmed the European Court of Human Rights. The journalist, Illés Szurovecz, was represented by HCLU in Strasbourg.
The youth organisation of the smaller governing party in Hungary must apologise to Menedék, the Hungarian Association for Migrants, at a press conference after the NGOs reputation was damaged by comments the party's spokesperson made via state media.
The HFHR has communicated to the CoE's Committee of Ministers about Poland's report on the implementation of the ECtHR judgement in the Bistieva case, which concerns the detention of a family of refugees with children.