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.
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.
As previously reported on the Monitor, Hungary broke with the centralised vaccine procurement system of the European Union by approving and purchasing Russian and Chinese vaccines that have not yet been approved by the European Medicines Agency.
In this tracker, the Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties) collects the most important developments around COVID passes as they emerge, with a special emphasis on those that Liberties as a human rights watchdog finds potentially concerning.
As in many other European countries, COVID-19 related measures started to ease in Poland. There are, however, still several restrictions in place.
After months of COVID-19-related restrictions, measures started to ease in Greece in May 2021. At the beginning of May, restaurants, coffee shops and bars were allowed to reopen. On 15th May 2021, Greece reopened for tourism.
As the number of people in intensive care is steadily dropping in Belgium, previous strict COVID-19 measures are being lifted.
On 12th April 2021, Czech Republic lifted the state of emergency imposed in October 2020 to combat the COVID-19 epidemic. Nevertheless, most of the coronavirus provisions remained in force, among them a limit on public gatherings.
Have you ever censored your own thoughts? When it happens on a large scale, it can be a threat to society. Here's everything you ever wanted to know about self-censorship.
This guide is for campaigners who wish to mobilise public support in favour of a ban on ethnic profiling.