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
•Why are Fidesz and PiS so opposed to rule of law conditionality, and can the EU get its budget and corona recovery package through without them?
•The European Commission released its first-ever EU Rule of Law Report. Liberties welcomes the Report but warns that such reports must not just be a box-ticking exercise.