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
•On 11th and 25th October 2020, Lithuania held parliamentary elections that ultimately led to the creation of a new conservative government.
•Six months have passed since the EU Court ruled that Orban's anti-NGO law violates EU law. The government has taken no steps to comply with the ruling.
Three Reasons Governments Need To Turn Down Poland & Hungary’s 'Interpretative Declaration’ On Rule Of Law Conditionality•The interpretative declaration might seem like an insignificant concession, because it’s not legally binding. But it’s likely to render the conditionality mechanism useless in practice. And it’s just not needed to unblock the budget.
•Liberties published a policy paper on solutions for regulating micortargeted political advertising. This paper focuses on solutions that we need in order to properly tackle the problem caused by microtargeting in the online ecosystem.