Human rights have long been taken for granted on the continent. Yet, in parts of Central and Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Turkey, the respect for human rights is in decline, bringing widespread challenges to the regions’ democratisation. Even where the right legislation is in place, the implementation of such laws is often problematic. Meanwhile, populism and discrimination against minority groups is spreading, putting added pressure on civil society.

Albania | Bosnia and Herzegovina| Hungary | Kosovo | North Macedonia | Montenegro | Serbia | Turkey