Although Lithuania signed the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention) in 2013, it has not yet been ratified. Only five other EU member states have failed to do so.
EU democracies suffered extra blows during the pandemic, according to our annual report. Good news: the EU has all the tools needed to protect and promote human rights in member states.
Corruption misdirects public funds away from essential services that support citizens through the pandemic. Many governments have made it harder to monitor public spending, according to our new EU-wide report.
Democracy and the rule of law have regressed across a large number of European countries in 2020, according to a new, wide-ranging report involving 14 national members across the EU of the Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties).
Authoritarians in Hungary, Poland and Slovenia abused the pandemic to continue eroding democratic standards, but traditionally strong democracies also disappoint.
Why does anti-masking fit so well with the views of authoritarian voters and leaders?
Corruption. Hate speech. Media control. The EU should do more within its borders to protect and promote basic human rights.
European elections are approaching fast - make sure you watch our video before it's too late.
Regardless of how serious the topics were that we dealt with in the 15 episodes of the Survival Guide to Authoritarianism, we had great fun making it. Please enjoy our behind-the-scenes video.
Redrawing electoral district maps, amending election laws, adding large pools of citizens with voting rights to the national constituency - just a few examples of how authoritarians attempt to manipulate electoral systems.