In its latest report, Freedom of Assembly under Threat: Muzzling Dissent in the Euro-Mediterranean Region, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) rings the alarm on the increasing stifling of the right to peaceful assembly in the region.
Decembre 2014 – The new website of the European NGO Platform on Asylum and Migration (EPAM) is launched today on the occasion of the International Migrants Day.
17 December 2014 – Every year for International Migrants day, celebrated on 18 December, AEDH joins with European civil society organisations to call on the EU and its Member States to sign and ratify the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 18 December 1990.
The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Human Rights (EMHRN), the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) deplore the adoption of the draft Basic Law for the Protection of Public Security, by the plenary of the Congress of Deputies on 11 December 2014. The three organisations denounce the growing restrictions on the right to demonstrate in Spain.
Every month, AEDH releases a Newsletter focusing on European News regarding Human rights.
10 December 2014 – The Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos en Andalucía (APDHA) published a report on Algeria and the situation of migration in this country. Algeria is one of the main countries where migrants cross from Africa to Europe, and more particularly from Africa to Spain. These migrants, who want to settle in Algeria or to find a way to reach Europe, are victims of serious violations of their fundamental rights.
The EDPS has published a synthesis of his recommendations to the European institutions in a document named “Guidelines on data protection EU financial services regulation” with the aim to rebuild trust in financial services. These guidelines are part of the “toolbox” that is gradually made available to the European institutions in order to better take into consideration data protection in the decision-making process.
The International League for Human rights (Internationale Liga für Menschenrechte), the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH) and the European Association for the Defence of Human Rights (AEDH) organise a Festive International Colloquium on the Occasion of 100 Years of the German League’s History. The colloquium will take place on Saturday December 13th 2014 in Berlin.
8 December 2014 – In an open letter, a group of 26 organisations, including AEDH, working to improve the protection of children’s rights asks the new Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs, Commissioner Avramopoulos, to personally commit to take measures to realise the rights of every child affected by migration, regardless of their or their parents’ migration status, and to address all violations of their rights, as a priority within his mandate.
AEDH organises, in cooperation with the International League for Human rights (Internationale Liga für Menschenrechte) and Borderline-Europe, a seminar about the transposal of the asylum package into German legislation. The seminar will take place on Friday 12th December 2014 in Berlin.