This press release aims at congratulate activists for peace and opponents to weapons exportations as award winners of the Aachen Price for Peace 2011. The price will be awarded this year to Jürgen Grässlin as well as to the « Informationsstelle Militarisierung e.V » association. At the occasion of the award ceremony which will be held on September 1st in Aachen, Rolf Gössner, the Vice-president of the German League, will sing the praises of the winners.
The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) is in charge of most of the legislation and democratic oversight for policies linked to the transformation of the European Union in the area of freedom, security and justice (AFSJ) (art. 3 TEU). These policies are intertwined with the implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in EU territory and with the strengthening of European Citizenship.
Human rights organisations call for monitoring the Oury Jalloh trial at the
Regional Court of Magdeburg and condemn the deployment of police against Mouctar Bah, recipient of the Carl von Ossietzky Medal, on 11th August 2011 in the Regional Court of Magdeburg.
The Czech Helsinki Committee published, on August 7th 2011, a statement in which it points out that police forces do not always act within the law and powers they have been attributed when they intervene in demonstrations, whatever the context.
The signatory organizations named below demand that the European Union provide a unified response to the tragedy in the Mediterranean. We insist that migrants and refugees who risk their lives crossing the sea must be admitted onto European soil.