Tag Archives: Human Rights

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It’s time for the EU to get serious about Poland

The European Commission is right to take a stand against Poland’s new radical Right-wing government, James Bartholomeusz writes for the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

PDU Policy Officer discusses combating the far-Right

In October, James Bartholomeusz represented the Project for Democratic Union at a capacity-building week on combating the far-Right, organised by the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

PDU Study: The rise of populist and extremist parties in the EU: The case of Hungary and Austria

This study explores the rise of right-wing political movements in Hungary and Austria and elaborates on the tools at Europe’s disposal to tackle these issues.

Nous sommes Charlie

James Bartholomeusz responds to the terror attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine office in Paris.

A New Citizenship? National and European Legal Identities from a Historical Perspective

This study explores the historical perspective of legal identities at the European and national levels, giving an overview of how ideas of European citizenship can be compared with multilayered identities of the past. 

The ASEAN Way, the EU, and Human Rights Governance

The EU’s role in setting a standard for human rights, and acting as a source of international pressure when it comes to enforcing these rights, has long been acknowledged. Comparing this aspect of the EU…

Great European of the Week: Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft (born 27th April 1759) was a controversial writer and early women’s rights activist. By Roisin Berghaus

The ECJ Rules in Favour of Privacy

In a crucial judgement, the European Court of Justice has ruled invalid the Data Retention Directive, prohibiting mass surveillance and marking a stark victory for privacy organisations. By Charles Howard

Pussy Riot on Film

Emily Jennings reports from a screening of Pussy Riot’s new film and discusses the human rights implications of the group’s actions.

A Delicate Path: the EU and the ECHR

In Britain, the European Union is often conflated with the maligned influence of the European Convention on Human Rights, yet the two are distinct and share an increasingly complex relationship. By Emily Jennings