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First victims or last guardians? The consequences of rule of law backsliding for NGOs: Case studies of Hungary and Poland. CEPS Liberty and Security in Europe No. 2018-06, April 2018

Szuleka, Małgorzata (2018) First victims or last guardians? The consequences of rule of law backsliding for NGOs: Case studies of Hungary and Poland. CEPS Liberty and Security in Europe No. 2018-06, April 2018. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    The rule of law crisis, which evolved into a detrimental to democratic standards process of changing the entire system of the state, has also deeply influenced the condition and functioning of the civil society sector. The gradual erosion of the checks and balances system accelerates the process of limiting the operational space and independence of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). This paper focuses on NGOs perceived as organisations independent from the state, working at the national or local levels in the public purpose, and whose role is to monitor the actions of the state (also known as watchdog organisations

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > law & legal affairs-general (includes international law) > compliance/national implementation
    Countries > Hungary
    Countries > Poland
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Liberty and Security in Europe
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2018 17:05
    Number of Pages: 30
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2018 17:05
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/93758

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