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

France : Contradictory Report on ESCR

26 February 2015 – The platform for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR), of which the French Human Rights League (LDH) is a part, published its report on ESCR in France. It underlines the shortcomings in the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), and addresses recommendations to the national authorities.

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Belgium : Right to strike, Human right!

23 February 2015 – In the context of the debates concerning the right to strike and the right to work, the Belgian League of Human Rights reminds that there is no democracy without the right to strike, the latter being essential to its proper functioning.

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EMHRN strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Denmark

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) strongly condemns the two terrorist attacks on an event on freedom of speech and a synagogue in Copenhagen last weekend, resulting in the death of two civilians and the injury of five policemen.

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Joint open letter: “Spain’s Basic Law for the Protection of Public Security, a threat to the rights of assembly and asylum”

12 February 2015 – In two joint open letters to LIBE MEPs and to EU Commissioners, 10 organisations including AEDH, APDHA and IDHC express their concern over the adoption of the Basic Law for the Protection of Public Security by the plenary of the Spanish Congress of Deputies on 11 December 2014. This law would introduce unnecessary and disproportionate restrictions on the right to peaceful assembly in Spain and would legalise the practice of summary returns to Morocco from Spain’s enclaves in North Africa.

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