Joint Statement: Civil Society Recommendations for the Commission on the Rule of Law Report
As issues concerning the rule of law continue to threaten the fundamental rights of EU citizens, the Commission has released the 2021 Rule of Law Report, offering an overview of the current developments in the Member States.
Civil society, media actors and other non-governmental stakeholders have shown a deep interest in engaging and contributing to the rule of law consultation, allocating staff and resources into making extensive submissions. However, this input has not been satisfactorily reflected in the Report. Here is a joint statement from civil society, presenting our vision of a Europe where democracy, human rights and the rule of law are effectively defended.