Do CSOs have a right to funding in times of emergency?
This is the third in our #EUlaw4civicfreedoms blog series, focusing on on how CSOs can use EU law to safeguard access to funding.
Free speech under quarantine: when emergencies lead to censorship, EU law may help
This is the second in our #EUlaw4civicfreedoms blog series, focusing on on how to use EU law to protect freedom of expression of CSOs and activists.
French anti-hate speech bill restricting online civic space – see its controversial provisions
The French Parliament adopted the legislative bill countering online hate speech on May 13, 2020.
Contact tracing beyond the pandemic?
This is the first in our #EUlaw4civicfreedoms blog series, focusing on how to use EU law to protect civic space from abusive surveillance.
ECNL suggestions incorporated in new CoE Recommendation on the human rights impacts of algorithmic systems
The Recommendation includes guidelines for States, the public and private sector for the design and use of AI that complies with human rights and fundamental freedoms.
BRIEFER – How to Use EU Law to Protect Civic Space
Read our briefer on how the new EU Law Handbook that we just launched can support your work to protect civic space in the EU.
How Croatia pushed back on COVID-19 mobile phone tracking (for now)
In Croatia the government proposed a draft law which would give it the right to track the movements of all citizens through mobile phones. As a result of public pressure, the government shelved the legislation for now.
Protest in Time of Pandemic
Governmental responses to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic have included introducing restrictions on the right to peaceful assembly. It is important that the restrictions remain proportionate as the context of the pandemic changes.
Keep Civic Space Healthy: Rights card on Public participation in decision making during Covid-19
During COVID-19, public participation in decision making is more crucial than ever. We need measures that respond with our actual needs and do not affect the public disproportionately.
COVID-19 response in the Eastern Partnership region: emergency measures and civic freedoms
Briefer about emergency measures in the EaP region and actions CSOs have taken to address their impact on human rights.
COVID-19 Civic Freedom Tracker
Check out the ECNL/ICNL tracker of government measures and responses that affect civic freedoms of association, assembly expression and participation – focusing on emergency laws.
Draft General Comment no. 37 includes more protection for online assemblies
The Human Rights Committee took on board ECNL's recommendations to include assemblies held online and in private spaces under the protection of Article 21, ICCPR.