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Rule of Law: Authoritarianism and Illiberalism on the Rise

27/11/2019 @ 17:00 - 20:00

In certain parts of the European Union the independence of the judiciary, media and academic freedom are experiencing a ‘rule of law backsliding’. The threats this development poses to the human rights in Europe and the methods to fight authoritarianism and illiberal trends will be discussed during our Rule of Law Meet-Up & Drinks. Amnesty International, the Study Association for European Studies and European Horizons at UvA warmly invite you to our event on the Rule of Law crisis in Hungary and Poland on the 27th of November.


Opening remarks: Professor Katalin Cseres, UvA Faculty of Law on the economic aspects of rule of law.

Jenne Jan Holtland, Central & Eastern Europe Correspondent for de Volkskrant, will discuss the developments in Hungary and Poland and how these affect everyday citizens.

Michiel Luining, from the Leiden University, will discuss the protection of the Rule of Law from an EU perspective.

Júlia Iván, from Amnesty International Netherlands, also former director of Amnesty International Hungary, will present challenges civil society faces in Hungary and Poland.

After the speeches free drinks are provided and you will have the opportunity to try Amnesty’s new Rule of Law board game and have a talk with professionals working at Amnesty International or in political journalism.


17:00 - 20:00


Roeterseiland A 3.15