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.
The interpretative declaration might seem like an insignificant concession, because it’s not legally binding. But it’s likely to render the conditionality mechanism useless in practice. And it’s just not needed to unblock the budget.
Why are Fidesz and PiS so opposed to rule of law conditionality, and can the EU get its budget and corona recovery package through without them?
The massive storage of data by Dutch intelligence services is a violation of to the right to privacy and the protection of personal data. That is why the 2017 Intelligence Act needs to be amended. This law lacks a...
The European Commission released its first-ever EU Rule of Law Report. Liberties welcomes the Report but warns that such reports must not just be a box-ticking exercise.
LGBTQ rights. Rule of law. Democracy.
Our advocacy officer Linda Ravo shares her thoughts on what the president of the European Commission should address in this year's State of the European Union (SOTEU) speech to strengthen democracy.
The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has published a report on rule of law cases brought against Poland before the European Court of Human Rights.
The Netherlands Supreme Court has ruled that the Dutch government is not responsibile for repatriating 23 Dutch women and their 56 children from camps in Northern Syria. The State argued that Dutch national security,...
The Court of Justice rules against Orban's 2017 law aimed at shutting Hungary's citizens out of their democracy by discrediting and defunding rights and democracy activists. The case teaches the EU 3 lessons to protect our democracies from authoritarians.