The Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Cuba has finally been released, but only after the European Commission adopted it — that is, too late for civil society to have any influence on it.
A new political dynamic is in the works between the EU and Cuba, but your right to information is being ignored at the negotiating table. Join the campaign of Civil Rights Defenders and demand transparency at every step.
The Swedish state is guilty of ethnic discrimination, the Stockholm District Court ruled today, June 10. Civil Rights Defenders wins the case and holds the state accountable for the police register of Swedish Roma citizens.
Extended detention periods for detainees and a lack of respect for the rights of the indigenous Sami people are chief criticisms of Sweden’s human situation.
Defenders' Days, an annual conference in Stockholm, is dedicated to recognizing the work of human rights defenders at risk. Its 2015 award for top defender went to a Vietnamese blogger who openly criticizes human rights abuses in her country.
Swedish NGO Civil Rights Defenders has filed suit against the Swedish state after it was revealed that the Skåne police kept a register of nearly 5,000 Roma individuals.