News from our Member Leagues
87th LDH Congress in Niort, 18 May 2013
The Hungarian Helsinki Committee stands against the amendment of the Fundamental Law
Open Republic press release against hate and violence - 12 December 2012
Open Republic, Association against Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia calls on all citizens of the Republic of Poland, who cherish the ideals of democracy and freedom, to firmly oppose the more and more frequent manifestations of intolerance, xenophobia, homophobia, anti-Semitism, racism and other forms of exclusion and stigmatization of “others”.
the League for Human Rights publishes its third letter "Human rights in central and oriental Europe" - November 2012
KISA writes an open letter to Cyprus’s Ministry of Justice - 23 November 2012
the HLHR publishes a press release: "Xenios Zeus, the Dorian invasion and the Lernaean Hydra" - September 2012
APDHA press release: "Twelve Spanish associations call for a public, universal and free health system for all" - 30 August 2012
The APDHA launches a campaign for the rights of carrier women in Ceuta and Melilla - August 2012
The APDHA launches a campaign that aims at drawing the attention of Spanish, Moroccan and European institutions on the humiliations suffered by the carrier women who transport merchandises through the border between Morocco and Ceuta and Melilla and on the violation of their human rights.
Opinion of ALOS-LDH on the reform of penitentiary administration and carrying out of sentences in Luxembourg - May 2012
HLHR (Greece): Statement of the Hellenic league - 16 April 2012
LDH (France): "Save private life! For a true right to object to our personal data computerisation"
HLHR (Greece) : the last two press releases of the Hellenic league - 31 January 2012
The first press release, published on January the 30th, deals with the reception of migrants and cases of detention and torture. The second one, also published on January the 30th, tackles the issue of the right to health, and the “constant frivolousness” of governments regarding issues of environmental protection which endanger public health.
ILMR (Germany) : the Human rights league mobilizes in memory of victims of the anzi regime - 27 January 2012
The German International League for Human Rights (Internationalen Liga für Menschenrechte), member of AEDH, gathered with other German association on January 27th 2012 in front of the Museum of History in Berlin, at the occasion of the anniversary of the Auschwitz camp liberation.
Press releases from the Hellenic League of Human Rights - November 2011
The Austrian League for Human Rights publishes its annual report on the situation of Human Rights in Austria in 2010
The Czech Helsinki Committee supports Ales Bialiatski, Vice-president of FIDH - 6 November 2011
The Czech Helsinki Committee supports Ales Bialiatski, Vice-president of FIDH, who has been detained in Belarus since August 4th, 2011. The Czech Helsinki Committee calls the civil society organisations and European institutions as well as the Council of Europe to protest against the trial Ales Bialiatski will face and against his detention.
EDRI open letter to Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on the Data retention Directive - 24 October 2011
LDH (France) : A tramway for Roma people : the Government sinks into disgrace - 2 September 2011
In Saint-Denis, on August 31st, after Roma families from Romania have seen their shantytown evacuated, they were cramed into a tram train by police forces until reaching Noisy-le-Sec station and then, were forced to take the rapid transit train for Paris suburbs which aimed at making them leave the department.
LDH (French-speaking Belgium) : A complaint lodged by the LDH against FEDASIL and Ministers in charge of asylum seekers’ reception - 28 August 2011
ILMR (Germany) : The international league for Human Rights congratulates peace activists as winners of the Price for Peace 2011 - 24 August 2011
This press release aims at congratulate activists for peace and opponents to weapons exportations as award winners of the Aachen Price for Peace 2011. The price will be awarded this year to Jürgen Grässlin as well as to the « Informationsstelle Militarisierung e.V » association. At the occasion of the award ceremony which will be held on September 1st in Aachen, Rolf Gössner, the Vice-president of the German League, will sing the praises of the winners.
ILMR (Germany): Do not stomp out the search for truth! - 23rd August 2011
Human rights organisations call for monitoring the Oury Jalloh trial at the Regional Court of Magdeburg and condemn the deployment of police against Mouctar Bah, recipient of the Carl von Ossietzky Medal, on 11th August 2011 in the Regional Court of Magdeburg.
CHC (Czech Republic) : Statement on the police intervention in the National Park Sumaya - 7 August 2011
The Czech Helsinki Committee published, on August 7th 2011, a statement in which it points out that police forces do not always act within the law and powers they have been attributed when they intervene in demonstrations, whatever the context.
APDHA (Andalucia) : Report Frontera Sur / Human rights at the Southern border 2010-2011 - 14 July 2011
The Austrian Human Rights League coordinates the drafting of the report of the Austrian NGO platform on Human rights - June 2010
APDHA (Andalucia): Petition - European citizenship and voting rights for all residents
AEDH is pleased to inform you about the latest campaign appeal launched by APDHA (Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de Andalucía). The APDHA plans to petition the Spanish Presidency to support voting rights for all residents, not only citizens, within the EU and to urge the Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero to present this initiative to the European Council, helping to ensure a more democratic and inclusive Europe.
Legal Information Centre for Human Rights (LICHR): Publication of the new book “Chance to Survive: Minority Rights in Estonia and Latvia” - 7 April 2010
Liga Italiana dei Diritti dell’Uomo (LIDU): Press release on the situation of immigrants in Calabria - 21 January 2010
Liga Voor Mensenrechten & Ligue wallonne des Droits de l’Homme - Launching the website "Retain your privacy": Campaign against the Belgian transposition of the European Directive on the retention of data - October, 26th 2009
A wide platform of organisations, including the Flemish League for Human Rights and the Walloon League for Human Rights, has launched a campaign against the Belgian transposition of the European data retention directive.
Internationale Liga für Menschenrechte (ILMR) : Please take action! Refugee Savers at Italian Court - October, 5th 2009
The German Captain Stefan Schmidt, the journalist Elias Bierdel and the first mate Vladimir Daschkewitsch were navigating their ship, the Cap Anamur, towards Basra, Iraq, in 2004 with a load of humanitarian supplies when they spotted a group of 37 refugees lost at sea in an inflatable raft. After ten days at sea, the Cap Anamur landed in Italy and both, Schmidt and Bierdel were arrested. The ship was impounded and the refugees were deported. The Italian government is currently prosecuting both Schmidt and Bierdel and is asking for a four-year prison (4 years!) sentence and 400,000 EUR fine. The International League for Human Rights raises a sharp protest against the attempt of the Italian government to criminalize the humanitarian aid of Captain Schmidt and Elias Bierdel. We call for an EU-wide solidarity with the accused.
APDHA (Andalusia): A call for the respect of Human Rights in borders - September, 21st 2009
At least 14 people lost their lives in Ceuta and Melilla between September and October 2005, trying to cross the border fences. This is in their memory and in memory of all those who perish every day in trying to reach Europe and therefore achieve a life worthy to be lived, that the APHDA is pleased to invite you to the 5th Caravan at the Ceuta border on October, 11th 2009. (Only available in French)
APDHA (Andalucia): A new tragedy at the Cadix Coasts - Press release, June 29th 2009
Otwarta Rzeczpospolita (Poland) : Hate Speech - April, 2nd 2009
This text has been written by our Polish member league, Otwarta Rzeczpospolita to call on vigilance regarding the raise of hate speeches in Poland. This expression refers to a whole spectrum of negative discourse, stretching from hate or prejudice and inciting to hatred.
APDHA (Andalucia): Press release " March, 21th against racism and discrimination" - March, 20th 2009
APDHA (Andalucia) : Press release " The conviction for manslaughter by the Cadix provincial hearing of the civil guardsman who had killed a migrant in Tarifa in 2000" - March, 19th 2009
LDH (France): Press release "Migrants hunting, helping migrants citizens hunting: when humanity becomes a crime" - March, 7th 2009
On February, 25th 2009, in Norrent-Fontes (Pas-de-Calais), 13 migrants from Eritrea and a 59 year-old woman have been arrested; the woman’s house was carried out a search while she was being held up during nine hours for having helped the migrants. (in French)
APDHA (Andalucia): Press release "Faced with the requests to establish life sentences" - February, 24th 2009
Even if it takes into consideration the gravity of the act which has been commited, the profound pain aroused by the loss of a innocent human being and the huge pain for the parents, the APDHA asks to consider all elements before presenting the requests for the institutionalization of the life sentence. (in French and in Spanish)
IDHC (Catalunia) : Round table on the ratification and the implementation in Spain of the Convention on the rights of migrant workers - July, 24th 2008
Appeal to MEPs for supporting the Latvian non-citizens’ voting rights - July, 10th 2008
APDHA (Andalucia) Press release regarding the return directive - June, 19th 2008
APDHA: Report "Human rights on the Southern border 2007" - March 2008
APDHA : Report on torture in Spain in 2007
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