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
•Hundreds of people protested against “forces undermining democratic institutions in the Czech Republic” in Prague on Sunday. The movement is demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Babiš over his alleged conflict of interest, and recently opposed t...
•Last week, the Belgium Monitoring Committee on counterterrorism policies (T Committee) released its annual report before the Senate, highlighting the fact that the fight against terrorism must not affect human rights.
•The penitentiary system is facing a grave situation with the coronavirus pandemic, with protests and riots exploding on 8 March and the Government failing to elaborate a solution to limit the spread of the virus in prisons.