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
•The comprehensive paper brings together contributions and recommendations from a wide range of 48 civil organisations, including Liberties.EU.
•The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has published a report on rule of law cases brought against Poland before the European Court of Human Rights.
•Children under the age of criminal responsibility cannot be convicted and punished for their delinquent behaviour. However, the acts they commit require a reaction. Are the rights of children under 15 years of age sufficiently safeguarded?