We all want to live in a society that gives us the same chance as anyone else to have our voice heard and live happily. Unfortunately, many people are blocked from human rights, opportunities or resources. Here's why it matters.
A bit of history, with a meaningful message for today.
Fans of authoritarians believe that there is a natural order to the world. Religion and straight white men sit at the top. Women, LGBTQI persons, non-whites, children and nature sit at the bottom.
Here is everything you ever wanted to ask about representative democracy, but were too afraid to ask.
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.
On 3rd November 2020, the Hungarian Government declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.