Fewer migrant arrivals mean fewer deaths in the Mediterranean. But that good news masks a disturbing trend - the rate of deaths in proportion to arrivals has never been higher, in part because NGOs have been forced to end their rescue operations.
Today Liberties sent a letter signed by 80 organisations to the European Commission and European Council asking the EU to create a new fund to support rights and democracy groups across Europe.
Even before the European Commission could conclude its infringement procedure against the Hungarian government for a previous anti-civil society law, Budapest took up discussion of a new package of laws to shackle civil society.
As the European Parliament debated the deterioration of rights, democratic standards and the rule of law in Hungary, the Commission announced it was stepping up action on three court cases, including the case on Fidesz's anti-NGO law.
A new bill aims to reduce human rights groups' access to both private and public funding while simultaneously burdening them with increased administrative tasks to undermine their work.
Bulgarian MEP Angel Djambazki and a member of the Bulgarian Parliament have sent a letter to the Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office asking for an investigation into the financing and activities of Liberties member the...
An attempt by Centre-right MEPs to restrict EU funds for NGOs in addition to watering down transparency requirements for corporate and government lobbyists failed in the EP. According to the German Green author of the...
Hungarian NGOs and Liberties recently asked the Commission to take three measures to protect the rule of law and the freedom of NGOs in Hungary and across the EU. Here's our assessment of the Commission's reply.
The June attack against the Stonewall Group is the latest in a string of assaults on civil society organizations working to promote LGBT rights. It's time for the government to step up and protect these groups from future violence.
"At a time when the space for civil society is shrinking in an increasing number of countries," the EU reaffirmed its commitment to support NGOs outside Europe. They expressed their opposition to any restrictions on...