AEDH
European Association for the defence of Human Rights - Association européenne pour la défense des Droits de l'Homme

Access to information and communication networks is a fundamental right – Press release, 27 November 2009

AEDH wishes to point out that access to information and communication, and therefore the Internet, is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Consequently, any move to restrict access to the Internet should be exceptional and must only be decided upon by judicial authorities within a framework that recognises the right of defense. AEDH is therefore deeply concerned about the withdrawal of “amendment 138” from the Telecoms Package.

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The AEDH says “No!” to joint return flights – Press release, November, 9th 2009

The EU heads of state and government that met within the European Council on 29-30 October 2009 came to an agreement regarding the “examination of the possibility of regular chartering financed by FRONTEX [the European agency in charge of managing the EU’s external borders] of joint return flights.” Accordingly, they have invited the Commission to present proposals to this end in early 2010.
The AEDH has always expressed its opposition to organising “charter flights” to return migrants to their country of origin or even a country of transit.

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Human Rights must be the cornerstone, not just a reference, of the Stockholm Programme – Press release, October, 7th 2009

The European Association for the Defense of Human Rights (AEDH) welcomes the adoption for the upcoming 5 years of a Programme on the “freedom, security and justice area” which will succeed the Hague Programme. AEDH wishes for a more global and balanced Programme, in the vein of the 1999 Tampere Programme. The Hague Programme took a security-based and sectoral approach that tended to confuse security, criminality and migration. This led to discriminative legislative content that often infringed on Fundamental Rights. AEDH took a position many times on the topic through its reports and press releases.

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The AEDH says “No!” to joint return flights – Press release, November, 9th 2009

The EU heads of state and government that met within the European Council on
29-30 October 2009 came to an agreement regarding the “examination of the possibility of regular chartering financed by FRONTEX [the European agency in charge of managing the EU’s external borders] of joint return flights.” Accordingly, they have invited the Commission to present proposals to this end in early 2010.

The AEDH has always expressed its opposition to organising “charter flights” to return migrants to their country of origin or even a country of transit.

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