Digital Freedom Fund, Liberties, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, the European Center for Press and Media Freedom and Ben Wagner have developed a Model Ethical Funding Policy to help solve problems with NGO funding.
Since 2014, NGOs have been conducting search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean, saving the lives of those fleeing conflict and persecution. Currently, however, no more rescue ships operate in the Central Mediterranean. Why is that so?
The Hungarian Constitutional Court has suspended its examination of constitutional compliance with regard to Lex CEU and the Law on the Transparency of Foreign Funded Organizations until the completion of infringement proceedings initiated by the ECJ.
On 13 February 2018, the Hungarian government tabled to Parliament a pack of three law proposals, also referred to as “Stop Soros”. Liberties supports the alliance of 200 civil society groups and the open letter initiated by Amnesty International.
From smear campaigns to funding restrictions, governments across the EU are increasingly trying to silence human rights defenders. As the European Parliament prepares to debate the issue, Liberties offers its recommendations to improve the situation.