Hundreds of thousands took to the streets on 28 November in France

The European Civic Forum warns about rapid deterioration
of civic space and the rule of law in France

French version below Paris, Brussels, 1st December 2020 The European Civic Forum welcomes the mass mobilisation of hundreds of thousands of people that took place on 28 and 29 November in 70 cities across France in defence of civil liberties. The demonstrations underline concern about legislative proposals currently under consideration by the French government and…

Civil Society Europe
Response to the European Commission Annual Rule of Law Report Stakeholders consultation

This contribution has been prepared by the working group on Civic Space of Civil Society Europe which is composed of CSE members, the European Foundation Centre as a partner organisation and several organisations working in the area of civic freedoms. We would like to thank in particular the following organisations for their contribution: Civil Liberties…

CREDIT: Sergei Grits: Associated Press

We stand in solidarity with people in Belarus
in their fight for dignity and freedom

Since the 9th of August, after rigged presidential elections, hundreds of thousands of Belarussians took to the streets to manifest peacefully their disapproval to oppressive authorities that violate people’s civic and economic rights and freedoms. Their fight for dignity and spirit of freedom has met with violent answer by the enforcement forces. Independent human rights…