Council of Europe: Thorbjorn Jagland: Europe's human rights and security are at risk through populist nationalism

"“Europe is currently struggling with many serious challenges, including terrorism, migration andconflict. This is being successfully exploited by nationalists and populists in many places, and trust in national and European institutions is dwindling,” said the Secretary General.

“At the same time, we still see many important gaps in the laws and practices that our memberstates have in place, and basic human rights including free speech, freedom of assembly and theright to privacy are increasingly being restricted."


See the full text: Thorbjorn Jagland: Europe's human rights and security are at risk through populist nationalism (Press release, pdf)

And see the Annual Report: State of democracy, human rights and the rule of law: A security imperative for Europe (pdf)

 

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