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02 July 2020 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

The LGBTI+ Community Contribute to Society Just Like Everybody Else! – Awareness Raising Campaign Launched in Albania

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.

The Annual EPTA Conference: Call for Papers

With a focus on sharing experiences on training activities in prison during a lockdown, the EPTA Network launched a Call for Paper for their Annual Conference.

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.

Celebrating Virtual Pride During Lockdown in Albania

Virtual pride took place in Tirana with solidarity acts for the LGBTQ community. The day kicked off a month of awareness raising on LGBTQ issues in Albania.

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.

“With or Without (E)U”: Civil Society Calls on EU and Western Balkan Leaders to Take Concrete Steps for European Integration

During the 2020 Western Balkans Summit civil socitey provided their input regarding what needs to be done ob both sides to further European integration of the region.