Articles on Human Rights

The EU, China, and human rights in Xinjiang: Time for a new approach (Commentary)

David Marques - 02 April 2019

The EU and its member states have the chance to ramp up the defence of Uighurs at the 9 April EU-China summit in Brussels. They should seize it

The League of Leagues: Pan-European cooperation against the EU (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 13 July 2018

Matteo Salvini has launched the "League of Leagues" - an alliance of nationalist parties across the continent. And he brings friends.

Poland, Hungary, and the slipping façade of democracy (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 11 July 2018

The EU has thus far been unable to prevent democratic backsliding - what will it do in Hungary and Poland? 

What lies beneath: How climate change could aggravate problems that reach Europe’s shores (Commentary)

Tareq Baconi - 28 June 2018

The Sahel would benefit from new multilateral institutions that head off instability by addressing the problems of environmental stress in the region

The hazards of haste: EU migration policy under pressure (Commentary)

Daniel Stefanov - 27 June 2018

The 22 June migration mini-summit only underlined differences of national approaches to the crisis - but it will take creative thinking to solve it 

Port in a Decisive Storm: The battle for Hudayda (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 21 June 2018

As the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen fights to take control of Hudayda, the city's future remains clouded

Turkey’s failed coup changes nothing and yet everything (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 21 July 2016

Turkey's counter-coup has concentrated state power in the hands of President Erdogan, thrown state services into turmoil and unsettled Turkey's allies. 

Post-Humanitarian Europe (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 27 May 2016

This week’s World Humanitarian Summit was an opportunity to discuss how to assist the suffering, yet the entire process showed much of the humanitarian sector at its most fragmented and self-indulgent.

View from Berlin: The morning after the night before (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 16 March 2016

The Chancellor remains committed to the deal, despite the headline-grabbing electoral performance of anti-immigration rivals

Burden sharing, where art thou? (Commentary)

Angeliki Dimitriadi - 11 November 2015

With winter approaching, the EU needs to up its game on refugee burden sharing