The European Union's framework is comprised of seven main institutions. Created by Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty, collectively they form an integrated system that carries out the EU’s decision-making process and provides inter-institutional oversight.
From the 8-hour workday to women being able to vote, many of the rights and liberties we enjoy today weren't given to us voluntarily. Instead, we have activists to thank, who fought tooth and nail to challenge the status quo and demand social change.
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.
What does civil disobedience mean? What are the types of civil disobedience? Why do people do it? What are the effects? Illustration through 12 examples over two centuries and four continents.
Civil liberties are natural rights inherent to every citizen which protects them from tyranny by the state. The degree to which these liberties are enjoyed by people is an important indicator of the quality of a given country’s democracy.
LGBT is an umbrella term capturing anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender. There are many definitions of sexual orientation to describe a person’s ways of relating sexually to others, beyond the binary of homosexual or heterosexual.
Irregular migrants and asylum seekers held at the Medininkai Foreigners' Registration Center live in de facto detention, a new report finds.
What is the European Commission, how does it work, and what are its powers? Here’s a closer look at one of Europe’s most important and powerful bodies.
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