Opinion articles

Defamation in Italy : a draft law to be changed

Il Corriere della Sera , 08/06/2014 When Parliament started reviewing the legislation on defamation last October, there were great hopes that Italy finally would succeed in carrying...

Préservons la liberté de la presse

Divers journaux, 02/05/2014 Il faut aujourd'hui beaucoup de courage pour exercer le métier de journaliste. Au cours des 12 derniers mois, des centaines de journalistes, de...

Leaning on judges: eroding the rule of law in Europe

Open Democracy , 20/02/2014 The preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms that the rule of law is an important antidote to"rebellion against tyranny and oppression"....

Justice has to be done for all the erased

Delo (Slovenia) , 19/10/2013 Twenty two years have passed since the erasure of more than 25 000 persons from the Slovene Register of Permanent Residents, a decision which caused serious...

Five steps to increase women’s safety

New Europe , 10/07/2013 Violence against women is one of the most widespread and serious human rights violations occurring every day in Europe. Only in the last three weeks more than five...

Prism: secret surveillance could destroy democracy rather than defend it

The Guardian , 26/06/2013  Don't fall for the narrative that if you've nothing to hide, you needn't worry. Our privacy is not a luxury A few years ago, Google CEO Eric Schmidt,...

Save democracy in greece

To Vima , 14/04/2013 For years now Greece has been under the spotlight because of its dire financial and economic situation linked to  a sharp increase of unemployment, poverty, ...