The status of democracy and fundamental freedoms in the
Euro-Mediterranean region has continued to backslide or remained at a negative status quo over the past years. The sweeping powers, permitted to governments under the Covid-19 pandemic, have in many countries exacerbated illiberal and authoritarian trends. Political regimes often seem unwilling or incapable to pursue genuine democratic reforms and protect fundamental freedoms. Collaborations between civil society organisations, state actors and international actors like the EU is also increasingly put under pressure from new populist political forces, and increasing instability.
UN Special Rapporteur’s visit to Algeria: a renewed opportunity for reform and release of imprisoned activists
The Algerian authorities should end their crackdown on fundamental rights and freedoms and release all human rights defenders and activists who unjustly languish in jail, said 12 NGOs today, ahead
On August 21, Judge Anas Hmedi, President of the Tunisian Judges’ Association (Association des Magistrats Tunisiens, AMT), is set to appear before an investigating judge at the Kef Court of