Poland: Thorbjørn Jagland raises concerns over draft law on Supreme Court

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has sent a letter to the Speaker of the Sejm, Marek Kuchciński, concerning the new parliamentary draft law on the Polish Supreme Court.

Jagland to set out human rights response to fake news and threats to free speech

In a speech to the European Broasdcasting Union’s General Assembly tomorrow (30 June), Thorbjørn Jagland will discuss the challenge of upholding truth and democracy without stifling debate and dissent.

Podcast: Conference on smuggling of migrants

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland warned today against the dual problems of smuggling and human trafficking.

Thorbjørn Jagland: “Member states have an obligation to protect LGBTI people”

“Discrimination and violence against LGBTI people is the worst kind of populism,” said Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today, ahead of 17 May International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

Thorbjørn Jagland publishs 2017 report on state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe

The Secretary General assesses the health of the five building blocks of democratic security across member states: independent judiciaries, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, the functioning of democratic institutions, and inclusive societies; this time in the context of growing populism.