Rights Protection by the EU
All EU governments have promised to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law. No country can join the EU until it has shown that it has laws, policies and institutions in place to uphold these fundamental values, such as a free media and an independent judiciary. Once a country is inside the EU, however, the Union has limited powers to make sure the government sticks to these promises. This topic covers the work we do to persuade the EU to create stronger powers to protect its fundamental values, and the work we do to persuade the EU to use the powers it already has to prevent governments inside the Union from abusing human rights.
Rights Protection by the EU articles
•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.Tags:
•As of 1 November 2019 a law on equal treatment in the Netherlands has explicitly prohibited gender discrimination against transgender and intersex people. The result of the change is that organisations should become more aware that discrimination based...Tags:
•Six prison officers working at the Lorusso and Cutugno prisons have been arrested in Turin, on suspicion of having repeatedly tortured prisoners between April 2017 and November 2018.