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22 December 2020

The European Union and the Rule of Law: A new instrument

Applications Now Open for Matra Rule of Law Training: “Freedom of the Media”

The NHC is now accepting applications for the online Matra Rule of Law Training: Freedom of the Media”, to be held 1 March – 2 April 2021.

100 Days of Protests in Bulgaria

NHC Integrity and Accountability Programme Manager Joeri Buhrer Tavanier spoke to French newspaper Le Monde about the ongoing demonstrations in Bulgaria.

Rule of Law Training Moves Online

Applications currently open for the Decentralisation and Citizen Participation training programme (deadline 20 September)

ECJ Finds Hungary’s Foreign-Funded NGO Law in Breach of EU Law

The ECJ ruled the Hungarian Lex NGO law to be in breach of EU Laws. The NGO law is one of may tensions between Hungary and the EU regarding the Rule of Law.

Jaap de Zwaan on Improving the Respect for the Rule of Law in the EU

NHC Committee Member Jaap de Zwaan discusses improving respect for the rule of law in the EU in the lead up to the Commission's first annual Rule of Law Report.

NHC Director Speaks on Rising Tensions Between Hungary and the European Union

RTLZ news interviews NHC Director Pepijn Gerrits about what actions have been taken at the EU in response to the deterioration of democracy in Hungary.

UN Launches New Report on Human Rights Approach to Rule of Law in the EU

"The case for a human rights approach to the rule of law in the EU" report launched by UN, in leadup to the first annual European Union report on the rule of law in all member states.

NHC and NJCM Submit Contribution to European Commission for Rule of Law Report

First Rule of Law Report on all 27 EU Member States is to be issued by the European Commission. Civil society, academia, and professionals were asked to contribute.

Rule of Law and EU Values are Key to European Integration of Western Balkans- Summit Follow up

Leaders at EU-Western Balkans Summit emphasize the importance of the rule of law and EU core values and European Perspective of the Western Balkans confirmed.