The European Parliament committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs is currently working on two recast proposals, one on the 2004 “asylum qualification” directive, the other on the 2005 “asylum procedures” directive. The recast of these texts takes place within the framework of the “asylum package” aiming to harmonize Member States’ practices and to build the Common European Asylum System. Several other measures belonging to this package were adopted by the European Parliament in May 2009.
Each week, the AEDH releases a Newsletter focusing on European News regarding Human rights.
On the occasion of its seventh radio programme, Generation 112 invited Pierre Barge, AEDH President.
Note to the attention of the Institutional Affairs Committee for the hearing of 18 March, by Jean-Paul Jacqué, emeritus professor at the University of Strasbourg and emeritus general Director.
The European Association for the Defense of Human Rights deems it legitimate for the European Union and the United States to search for ways to fight together against serious transnational crime and terrorism. In this context, there is an obvious need to access and to share personal data, but such access can only be achieved through respect of the fundamental rights established in international conventions recognized by the stakeholders of this agreement. Privacy and individual rights must be respected, with the establishment of compensatory measures when these rights are limited in such circumstances. These measures can take the form of transparency, effectively independent supervisory authorities, and with the possibility of judicial remedy for the individuals concerned.
At the request of the LIBE Committee, the Policy Department C – Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs carried out a briefing paper on “The status of persons who have been denied refugee status”.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) published on 23 march 2010 a statistical report of asylum applications lodged in Europe and selected non-European countries “Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries 2009”.
The AEDH has recently acquainted itself with a decision that has remained confidential since 1994: the Council recommendation on a standard travel document for the expulsion of third-country nationals.
Each week, the AEDH releases a Newsletter focusing on relevant European News regarding Human rights.
The AEDH welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of its resolution of 10 March 2010 on the transparency and state of play of the ACTA negotiations.