Joint Letter: The AI Act Must Protect the Rule of Law

The European Union’s bodies are currently engaging in the final stage of negotiations on the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act). As representatives of civil society organizations committed to upholding and monitoring the rule of law and democracy in the European Union, we call on legislators to ensure that the AI Act is fully coherent with rule of law standards, including transparency, accountability, and access to justice. Given the current decline of the rule of law in Europe, and the heightened concern over AI’s misuse, the Union cannot afford to miss this crucial opportunity and should introduce strong safeguards to protect the full respect of human rights and the rule of law.