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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged economies around the world. To tackle the damages caused by the pandemic, in late 2020 the European Union created an unprecedented stimulus package to support the recovery and investment efforts of member countries.
Civil rights guarantee equal treatment under the law, regardless of a persons characteristics. Although the scope of these rights have become more inclusive over time, the majority of countries actively deny civil rights to some minority group.
Liberties' Senior Advocacy Officer Orsolya Reich answers the question of whether mandatory vaccinations schemes actually violate human rights.
Despite high expectations that it would help slow the spread of the virus, the once-promising Covid contact tracing app Luca was barely used by health authorities in Germany. We take a look at why it failed to deliver.
As COVID-19 cases surge in Europe more and more EU Member States are considering whether to introduce mandatory vaccination schemes, and the EU’s role in a coordinated scheme is now being discussed.
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.
Anti-lockdown protests erupted in Austria, Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands. Some are fueled by politics, some by extremism.
What is a contact-tracing app? Do they follow me on it? Who sees the data collected by the app?
Liberties and Access Now today sent a letter to the European Commission to inquire about the interoperability system for COVID-19 contact-tracing applications that was set up by the Commission.
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