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

Frontex: AEDH calls for more guarantees for human rights – 20 September 2011

The European Parliament adopted, on 12 September 2011i, a resolution modifying the regulation of the Frontex agencyii. This reform introduces several clauses aiming at guaranteeing a greater respect of fundamental rights by the agency, something which can only be seen as very positive considering that many have requested it, in particular NGOs. However AEDH notices that, beyond this progress in principle, questions remain and even scepticism regarding the efficiency of the guarantees voted by the European Parliament. There is scepticism also regarding the future of this reform which still has to be approved by the Council in order to come into force.

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AEDH supports the documentary film “Ceuta, sweet prison” – 21 September 2011

AEDH supports an initiative launched by the Zaradoc documentary production company which aims at finishing the production of a documentary film of 52 minutes entitled “Ceuta, sweet prison”, directed by Jonathan Millet and Loïc H. Rechi.

This film tackles the situation of Ceuta, this Spanish enclave in the north part of Morocco, which belongs to Europe but does not belong to the Schengen area. The film deals with the construction of the wall built by Europeans to prevent migrants from entering the EU and with the situation of migrants who have been able to go over the wall but who are now waiting in Ceuta, sometimes during years, to find a way to access the EU which constitutes a dreamland for them.

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AEDH supports the documentary film “Ceuta, sweet prison” – 21 September 2011

AEDH supports an initiative launched by the Zaradoc documentary production company which aims at finishing the production of a documentary film of 52 minutes entitled “Ceuta, sweet prison”, directed by Jonathan Millet and Loïc H. Rechi.

This film tackles the situation of Ceuta, this Spanish enclave in the north part of Morocco, which belongs to Europe but does not belong to the Schengen area. The film deals with the construction of the wall built by Europeans to prevent migrants from entering the EU and with the situation of migrants who have been able to go over the wall but who are now waiting in Ceuta, sometimes during years, to find a way to access the EU which constitutes a dreamland for them.

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Agenda of the parliamentary committee Civil liberties, justice and home affairs (LIBE) – 19 September 2011

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.

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