Joint NGO statement on safeguarding the rule of law in the EU

ENAR, together with a coalition of NGOs working in the field of human rights, express concerns that human rights seem to have been sidelined in the discussions on the European Commission Communication on safeguarding the rule of law in the EU.

14 mars 2014

We are particularly concerned that the current debate within the Commission seems to favour a restrictive approach that would limit the scope of the Communication to the rule of law in its narrow interpretation, disregarding the other values listed in Article 2 TEU, most notably respect for human rights.

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With the support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union, the Open Society Foundations, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Sigrid Rausing Trust