Did you ever have to choose between chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies? How about what you tell people about yourself and what you choose to keep private? And what do cookies and privacy have in common?
Liberties has prepared a series of one-page briefings for the new EU Commission to summarise important civil liberties issues: what the problems are, why they matter to the EU, and what we think the EU can do to solve them.
One of the first episodes of "Colors", a new show on Lithuanian national television, decided to focus on two gay dads raising a small child, prompting public outrage and complaints to the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission.
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.
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.
A pro-government legal proposal in Hungary, if passed, would seriously jeopardise MPs' rights. The amendment allows MPs to be banned from entering the Parliament building and other institutions for as long as two months.
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".
The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights's report, entitled "Freedom of Assembly in the Practice of Polish Courts", presents an analysis of the monitoring of court proceedings brought against citizens participating in public assemblies.
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.
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 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.
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