The Court of Justice of the European Union is the European Union’s (EU) judicial arm and is based in Luxembourg. It ensures that EU law is applied uniformly across the bloc and resolves disputes between national governments and EU institutions.
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.
Free courts ensure that everyone in society plays by the same rules, even the rich and powerful. But governments in Europe are trying to control their judges. This undermines democracy and weakens our fundamental rights.
Judges rely on judicial interpretation to understand the meaning of the law. In European courts, the flexibility of judicial interpretation has been used to broaden human rights law to reflect evolving social norms and values.
Most EU governments are neglecting their democracies, according to the new ‘Liberties Rule of Law Report 2022’.
Liberties joined a group of rights defenders calling on the European Council to clearly state what is expected from the Hungarian and Polish authorities to remedy the long list of human rights and rule of law violations.
The Commission must speak out on the legality and necessity of budget conditionality and take immediate action to enforce the Regulation, as urged by the Parliament.
Here is everything you ever wanted to ask about representative democracy, but were too afraid to ask.
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).
Covid restrictions have created a dangerous climate of arbitrariness and mistrust, resulting in a sick society. Authorities must implement measures that help fight the pandemic without taking away basic freedoms.
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