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Extraordinary or extralegal responses? Covid-19 and the rule of law in the EU

May 4, 2021

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, EU Member States have been among the hardest-hit countries in ...

Tunisia: Six-monthly constitutional observer report, 12th edition

May 3, 2021

Since the Tunisian Constitution was adopted in 2014, DRI has continuously monitored its implementation and reported ...

The Constitutional Court, Tunisia’s last political safeguard?

April 6, 2021

In December 2019, DRI Tunisia published "The effects of the absence of the Constitutional Court during ...

Backgrounder: Bulgaria’s elections and the rule of law

March 29, 2021

Bulgarians head to the polls on 4 April 2021 to elect a new parliament. DRI’s Jil ...

The EU rule of law report: Making the bark bite

March 2, 2021

In 2020, the European Commission published its first rule of law report, covering developments in all ...

Regulating social media in Sri Lanka: Formal and alternative mechanisms

February 25, 2021

The regulation of hate speech and disinformation on social media has become a global challenge for ...

Briefing paper: Why local governments in Pakistan are so unstable

February 8, 2021

Pakistan’s experience with decentralisation and devolution of fiscal, political, and administrative powers has been marred with ...

Briefing paper: How to conduct free and fair presidential elections in Belarus

January 28, 2021

Since the contested presidential elections last August, Belarus has seen a protest movement that is unprecedented ...

Lebanon: How a securitised state of emergency threatens democratic norms

January 25, 2021

Lebanon is experiencing one of the most crushing challenges in its 100 years of existence. The ...

Facing corruption: The Lebanese challenge

January 19, 2021

Corruption, fueled by dishonest practices and sectarianism rooted in the political-economic system, is not a recent ...