Council of Europe Report Warns of Threats to Democracy, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law


The State of Democracy, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law 2023 Annual Report by the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe highlights the challenges facing democratic societies worldwide. The report identifies the threats to democracy, including the erosion of human rights, the rise of populism, and the weakening of democratic institutions. It also highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on democracy and human rights, with many governments using emergency powers to restrict civil liberties. The report emphasizes the importance of strengthening democratic institutions, promoting civic education, and protecting human rights. It calls on governments to uphold the rule of law, ensure access to justice, and combat corruption. The report serves as a warning of the dangers of democratic backsliding and the need for collective action to defend democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. Read more here.
Source: CoE


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