As is the case in many other European countries, Spain started to ease COVID-19 related restrictions as new COVID-19 infection numbers began to drop consistently. On 9th May 2021, the state of emergency ended.
The Estonian Human Rights Centre has published five public opinion surveys concerning LGBT topics in the last decade. The 2021 survey demonstrates that residents have adopted a considerably more positive attitude towards LGBT people and their rights.
As is the case in many other European countries, COVID-19 cases have been declining in Lithuania. The government issued national certificates for people who are either fully vaccinated, have recovered from COVID-19 or have a negative test.
In Romania, just as in many other European countries, the decreasing number of coronavirus infections and hospitalisations led to the easing of COVID-19 related measures in late Spring, June 2021.
The EU Commission just released the second edition of its annual report on EU countries’ democratic records. The effort is commendable, but the audit’s limitations and the failure to attach to the exercise concrete follow-up actions overshadow its merits.
Rights International Spain, our Spanish member organization, has released its report on the county's coronavirus contact tracing app, finding irregularities in the app’s data protection impact assessment and risk analysis.
The European Commission’s draft for a brand new regulation on artificial intelligence contains some good initiatives, but it still falls short of protecting citizens’ fundamental rights. Here's what still needs to change.
On 13 July, Liberties, Amnesty International, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Global Witness, and Mirovni Inštitute sent an open letter to the LIBE Committee, asking for proper interoperability measures in the Digital Services Act.
It is increasingly common to hear talk about predictive policing. While the topic is controversial, it is not immediately clear what all the fuss is about. Here's a brief overview of the main arguments in favour of and against predictive policing.
Free and fair elections allow us to enjoy free and fair societies. But they are increasingly under threat, even in traditional democracies. Here's what defines free and fair elections.