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Do not trust, verify: The European Union’s opportunity to curb Hungary’s slide towards autocracy

The European Union must show it can monitor how legal frameworks and institutions function in practice, and maintain pressure on a member state to implement long-lasting democratic reforms – this will send an important message about upholding the rule of law to all European Union member states, and even the candidate ones.

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We Come In Peace: New UN Report Substantiates Breaches of Fundamental Rights During Peaceful Protests in Belarus

With all evidence considered, the actions of the Belarusian security forces amount to a denial of not only the rights to freedom of association and assembly but also freedom from torture, free speech, the right to due process and effective remedies and demonstrates failures of the national accountability mechanisms.

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