While European leaders are busy closing borders, a growing number of cities have decided not to blindly accept their government’s restrictive migration policies but instead provide a sanctuary for refugees.
RIS and the Open Society Justice Initiative organized a workshop in Madrid to address the implementation of an Effective Police Identification Protocol, a pilot project launched by Madrid City Council.
The Italian organisations CILD, ASGI and Rete Disarmo have succeeded in their bid to be granted access to the content of an agreement concluded between Italy and Niger, despite opposition from the Italian government.
Ahead of the 2019 EP elections, a group of key digital rights organisations have sent an open letter to Facebook calling on the company to live up to their promise to provide more transparency around political advertising.
The Romanian government's proposal to give amnesty to corrupt politicians threatens to further destabilize the rule of law and anger citizens, who are, quite frankly, getting way too much practice protesting for their rights and democracy.
MEPs just voted on two legislative proposals that could see the EU doing more to protect our rights against encroaching authoritarians. They're both based on ideas outlined by Liberties. Here's what the votes mean and what happens next.
Although the Croatian Democratic Union's MEPs recently supported Viktor Orban in the European Parliament, Prime Minister Plenković should condemn human rights violations in Hungary during Orban's visit to Zagreb.
The study reports clear violations of the fundamental right to equality and non-discrimination, revealing that criminal justice systems are likely to be ineffective and unreliable when they allow different treatment for different groups.
After half of the EU countries refused to accept the Romanian presidency’s compromise text for the draft Copyright Directive, talks seemed to reach a halt mid-January. Early this week a new compromise was found – but it maintains the threat of censorship.
• by Sinéad Nolan, The Irish Council for Civil Liberties
The introduction of long-awaited abortion services in Ireland was marred by anti-choice protests and problems with the new legislation. The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) is calling for safe zones and changes to the legislation.
After long-time pressure from the Estonian Human Rights Centre and others, the Estonian Ministry of Justice has drafted a proposal to amend the provisions of the Electronic Communications Act that require the retention of mass communications metadata.
The city of Castelnuovo di Porto, north of Rome, has been at the centre of the debate on reception centre closures due to the speed with which its migrant reception centre was shut down after enforcement of the Salvini decree.
The French government has adopted stricter migration laws. In the ‘country of human rights’ the environment for refugees and asylum seekers, but also for human rights defenders, has become increasingly hostile.
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