The European civic Forum, of which AEDH is a member, congratulates itself on the withdrawal of the citizenship from Tibor Navracsics’ portfolio, but considers that M. Juncker’s choice to give this responsibility to Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration and Home affairs, is provocative and even dangerous.
29 October 2014 – Press release of the French League of Human Rights regarding the death of Rémi Fraisse, an environmental activist killed during a demonstration against the construction of an intake barrage in Sivens, France.
20 October 2014 – The French Human Rights’ League published its Newsletter « Human Rights in Central and Eastern Europe », with a dossier on the European elections and an interview of Dominique Guibert, chairman of AEDH.
15 October 2014 – Mos Maiorum: The member states of the European Union have decided to put pressure on asylum seekers and more generally migrants. AEDH regrets this dual of police and propaganda operation. Migrants are not a threat and refugees are not invaders. AEDH acts to make their rights recognised and to push the European Union for adopting a common reception policy that respects the principles of the universality of humanity it pretends to defend.
Every month, AEDH releases a Newsletter focusing on European News regarding Human rights.
1 October 2014 – The agreement between the EU and Turkey concerning the readmission of irregular immigrants came into force on 1 October 2014. AEDH is strongly opposed to this readmission agreement and more generally to all readmission agreements concluded by the European Union.
20 September 2014 – The French Minister of the Interior and the Home Secretary of the United Kingdom (UK), Mr Bernard Cazeneuve and Ms Theresa May, have announced the conclusion of an agreement on the management of migration flows in Calais. Indeed, many migrants cross Europe to go to the UK, but this country is not part of the Schengen area so they are stuck in this French port, and have to live in dramatic conditions, that have long been denounced by non-governmental organisations.
The conference Frontera Sur aimed at finding alternatives to the situation in Ceuta and Mellila and at discussing them with members of the European Parliament. The conference was organised by Migreurop, Andalucía Acoge, Elín, S.O.S Racismo, Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado and AEDH Spanish member, Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de Andalucía (APDHA) with AEDH as a partner organisation.
26 September 2014- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has published a report on “asylum trends – levels and trends industrialized countries” during the first six months of 2014. On the basis of the data collected during this first semester of 2014, UNHCR estimates that approximately 700,000 asylum applications could be registered in 2014. It would be the highest number since the conflict in former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
25 September 2014 – The European Commission has presented to the LIBE Commission its proposal to amend article 8.4 of the Dublin Regulation, relating to the determination of the Member State responsible for examining the application for international protection of unaccompanied minors. This proposition was made in order to take into account the judgment delivered by the Court of Justice on 6 June 2013 (case C-648/11, MA and Others).