External Publications

June 8, 2018
Equinet Chair Tena Šimonović Einwalter

European Commission reports on the application of the Charter of fundamental rights in the EU in 2017

The 2017 Report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights highlights that while 2017 was a year of challenges for fundamental rights, the structures and tools in place to make sure the rights of the Charter are a reality have been functioning. Further support to the respect and promotion of fundamental rights, the rule of law and democracy, including the support for a free and vibrant civil society, will remain central in 2018.
June 6, 2018
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Fundamental Rights Report 2018

On 6 June, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published its Fundamental Rights Report 2018. This year the Report explores how a rights-based approach towards respect for older people is starting to happen.
May 29, 2018

State of Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law. Role of & Threat to Institutions

This is the fifth annual report on the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe by Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The five chapters look at the key building blocks of democratic security: efficient, impartial and independent judiciaries; freedom of expression; freedom of assembly and freedom of association; democratic institutions; and inclusive societies.
May 14, 2018

Rainbow Europe 2018 is a wake-up call for anyone who cares about LGBTI equality

The 2018 Rainbow Europe package, launched by ILGA-Europe on 14 May, provides real evidence that progress on LGBTI equality law and policy is slowing down in Europe.