SLOGA, in co-operation with partner organizations from the participating countries, has published a report on the illiberal democracy trends in Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary and Latvia.
In this report, we have focused on four target countries: Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary and Latvia. In each of the countries we were trying to detect illiberal trends in societies. This report is not classical human rights report. It narrows down to illiberal trends which we define through the political attacks on three fundamental human rights (freedom of expression, right to assembly and right to freedom of associations) and visible on four social groups (civil society, media, independent art and judiciary).
In Hungary, as already well-known established ill democracy country, we have detected those trends which transformed the country into the absolute model of governance.
In Croatia, a country that was exposed to ill democracy for 6 months (Jan –June 2016) under the Orešković-Karamarko government, it was interesting to spot the consequences of ill democratic ruling.
Finally, in Slovenia and Latvia – as two states that still have not experienced ill democracies, we were trying to detect ill democratic trends which can be understood as an early warning signals for transformation of liberal into illiberal democracy.
The report was published within the “More democracy for more Europe” project, financed by the EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) of the European Union.
More Democracy for More Europe – project supported by EU – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi-ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.