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31 July 2015 – Basta ! How many times already civil society actors have repeated this appeal to the decision-makers in Europe to draw the consequences of the deaths in the Mediterranean – close to 2000 persons just in 2015 – and to react with the creation of a properly resourced maritime search and rescue operation and the opening of safe and legal immigration channels towards Europe to prevent multiple shipwrecks? Until now, the adopted measures have been insufficient, focusing too much on securing of borders and the pursuit of traffickers, and cannot prevent new tragedies.
23 July 2015 – By declaring almost the totality of new French surveillance rules in conformity with the Constitution, the Conseil Constitutionnel enshrines the end of a legend: France as the “homeland of Human rights”.
15 July 2015 – Through the adoption by the LIBE committee of a final position on the implementation of a European PNR (Passenger Name Records), the European Union agrees to enlarge mass collection of European citizens’ personal data.
15 July 2015 – The day after the second trilogue meeting held on 14 July, the rapporteur Jan Albrecht presented the negotiations’ state of progress on the Data Protection Regulation to his colleagues of the LIBE committee.
10 July 2015 – Last February and April, the German defender of fundamental rights Netzpolitik published confidential documents testifying the extension of German intelligences services’ surveillance activities on the Internet. On July 10, the president of the intelligence services put charges against the website, accused of “treason” for having revealed state secrets. An accusation learned by Netzpolitik indirectly, via a broadcast.
2 July 2015 – 2014 was a transitional year for the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). His objective: make sure that European institutions respect European citizens’ right to see their privacy respected when new European public policies are adopted.
14 July 2015 – The German League of Human rights (Internationale Liga für Menschenrechte) and member of AEDH, publishes it response to the German Federal Prosecutor’s decision not open at the moment any investigation on the implication of German authorities in mass surveillance on their own citizens.
10 July 2015- KISA, organization for the defense of human Rights and AEDH member, condemns the indecisive and hesitating attitude of the police towards violent acts against migrant women in Cyprus.
25 July 2015 – The UN Human Rights Council adopted on June 25 its final report ending the second universal periodic review mechanism involving Spain. The Council issued 198 recommendations to meliorate the Human Rights situation on the Spanish soil, but the Iberian Peninsula only accepted to implement 169: 20 alarming and strongly mediatized situations of human rights’ violations go out of the window.