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Human Rights and the Rise of Populism in Europe

The director of the European Union Agency on Fundamental Rights, Michael O’Flaherty, joins a discussion with Felice Gaer, a distinguished U.S. human rights jurist.

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How the EU Is Failing Whistleblowers

In order for governments to be held accountable, those who flag corruption from the inside must be supported and protected from retaliation. In this respect, unfortunately, the EU and many member states are falling short.

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The “Not Entirely Closed” Western Balkan Route: The Impact on Rights and the Rule of Law

This event sheds light on the situation along the Western Balkans’ migration route and provides an opportunity for experts to analyze how the migration crisis and the European Union’s response to it has impacted the region.

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A Message from Wales on Refugees: “People Are Very Keen to Help”  

Across the UK, a community-based sponsorship program is offering an alternative approach to refugee resettlement.

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With NGOs Under Attack, the European Union Needs an Early Action Plan

The European Union’s commitment to a “sharper and more coherent” effort to support embattled civil society groups around the world requires a bold and structured approach.

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Film Screening and Q&A: Cries from Syria

Oscar-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky presents his powerful new film about the Syrian civil war.

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The director of the European Union Agency on Fundamental Rights, Michael O’Flaherty, joins a discussion with Felice Gaer, a distinguished U.S. human rights jurist.