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
•In an attempt to assess the changes that have taken place in the justice system in the aftermath of Rutkowski case, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has conducted a survey among lawyers on the excessive length of court proceedings.
•The NJCM and Defence for Children have started legal procedures against the Dutch State and two water companies to ensure the protection of the right to water for children. The current regulations allow companies to stop water supplies when parents fai...Tags:
•The Netherlands Supreme Court has ruled that the Dutch government is not responsibile for repatriating 23 Dutch women and their 56 children from camps in Northern Syria. The State argued that Dutch national security, that of other Schengen countries, a...
•In the opinion of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) Advocate General, EU law prohibits employers from favoring one set of employees over another within a group of disabled employees.