Human Rights :
Human Rights is key focus areas of work of the Project Office for Bulgaria and North Macedonia. Our recent activity areas include female empowerment, LGBTI rights, and citizen political participation.
Resilience against Injustice
Lawyers as Heroes of Freedom: Their courage defies authoritarian regimes. In the new publication 'Resisting Injustice - Lawyers as Human Rights Defenders,' discover how they defend human rights and become targets of persecution. A glimpse into their challenging role in the battle for the rule-of-law.
Unfit for the EU Presidency?
Hungary's government has repeatedly and massively violated fundamental values of the European Union in recent years. The European Parliament (EP) is therefore questioning whether the country should take over the rotating Council Presidency in the second half of 2024. This raises hopes for a more consistent EU policy towards Hungary.
Human Rights Defenders 2022
Human rights lawyers will always be at the forefront of the struggle for fundamental and human rights under the rule of law. Lawyers are the most important profession for denouncing human rights violations and defending human rights. This makes it all the more important to consider them as human rights defenders and to support them in their work against governments that are hostile to freedom and have contempt for human rights. In interviews, Human Rights Defenders report on their work and their courageous fight against governments that are hostile to freedom and despise human rights. With a foreword by Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger and an outlook by Gerhart Baum.
Why the Community of Sedulur Sikep and Kendeng Want to Preserve the Environment?
Amidst increasing intolerance and religious violence in Indonesia, religious leaders of Kendeng preach about unity, non-violence, and preserving their beloved mother earth, as they fight against the cement factories that threaten their source of life.
Politics over Prevention
The Bulgarian government is struggling to fight the pandemic, as politics take priority over safety measures