Opinion articles

Safeguarding human rights in the fight against terrorism

Opinion article Strasbourg 31/7/2014 Council of Europe Court of Human Rights In an opinion editorial published today by New Europe, the Commissioner...

Anti-terrorism and human rights

New Europe , 31/07/2014 If you think that democracies can harmlessly forfeit human rights in the fight against terrorism, you should think twice. On 24 July, the European Court of Human...

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...

Keep the press free

Several newspapers, 02/05/2014 To work as a journalist today, you need a great deal of courage. In the last twelve months, hundreds of journalists, photographers and camera operators in...

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, ...