The Court of Justice of the European Union is the European Union’s (EU) judicial arm and is based in Luxembourg. It ensures that EU law is applied uniformly across the bloc and resolves disputes between national governments and EU institutions.
Privacy is essential for democracy to function properly because it creates the space for citizens to debate social issues without censoring themselves. But protecting our right to privacy has become more challenging as technology pushes our lives online.
Open Letter to the EU Commission to confirm that in the EU arbitrary internet shutdown are not permitted under the Digital Services Act.
Every year, the Democracy Index measures the strength of global democracy. 2022 was a year that saw war in Europe and the Covid pandemic ease. But despite the rolling back of public health restrictions, democracy didn't bounce back in most world regions.
Democracy allows people to have their say about how they want to be governed, but not all democracies look the same. Here's a look at the different types of democracy, their similarities and their differences.
In response to a crisis, the state can grant itself special powers to protect citizens from danger. However, as the Covid-19 pandemic showed, this increases the opportunities for abuses of power as many democratic checks and balances are weakened.
In February’s edition of Democracy Drinks Berlin, Liberties was joined by Flora Cresswell and Jorge Valladares of Transparency International to discuss the fallout of Qatargate and understand how the cash-for-influence scandal was allowed to happen.
The right to access information is a fundamental right, protected by most constitutions worldwide. When citizens can access information about how their government is performing, they can exercise their right to freedom of expression more meaningfully.
Judges rely on judicial interpretation to understand the meaning of the law. In European courts, the flexibility of judicial interpretation has been used to broaden human rights law to reflect evolving social norms and values.
What is advocacy work? What types of advocacy are there? What duties does it include? Why is it important?
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