AEDH and the economic, social and cultural rights
Workshop on economic, social and cultural rights in Barcelona - 14th December 2012
Foster the exchange between the actors in the Southern countries and launch joint actions within the framework of the AEDH – those were the objectives of this workshop that brought together the human rights associations from Catalonia, Andalusia, Portugal and Greece as well as the AEDH.
Greece: a suicide of "increasing austerity" - Press release 13 February 2012
The European Association for the Defence of Human Rights (AEDH), the Hellenic League for Human Rights (HLHR) and the French League of Human Rights, (LDH), consider that austerity measures imposed on Greece lead the society to a dramatic and suicidal situation.
Discrimination against cross-border workers: An unacceptable and intolerable "cure" for the crisis - Press release, September 24th 2010
The AEDH, along with the Luxembourg League for Human Rights (ALOS-LDH) and the French League for Human Rights (LDH), supports the initiatives undertaken by trade unions and associations to denounce the legislative changes introducing a de facto distinction between resident and cross-border workers in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Call on MEPs: Guarantee of social rights must be a precondition for economic and financial measures taken by the Heads of State and Government - Press release, 8 February 2010
AEDH calls on MEPs to make a decisive influence on the European Commission and Heads of State and Government, so that measures to face the economic crisis and to settle the budgetary situation of many Member States will not be taken at the expense of the most fragile, the poorest and the social rights.
Solving the current crisis with economic and social rights - Press release, March, 13th 2009
The economic and financial crisis is worsening and leaves its impact on all people and economic sectors of the different member states of the European Union. Due to the growing unemployment and the threats on the social protection systems, this could lead to a major social crisis. Moreover, the ecological crisis demands urgent measures that could however facilitate a solution to the economic crisis.
A Europe of Human rights
In the matter of economic and social rights, the European Union has not been until now, a cause of social peace. If it has the excuse to have no specific competence followed from the Treaties, it is however responsible for promoting directly or indirectly the dismantling of social States and social rights won over a century of social struggles. The current contribution is aiming at outlining this whole process of social decline and at encouraging thoughts for the strengthening of the European Union legitimity. (in French only)
AEDH gives its support to the European petition initiated by ETUC for "high quality public services, accessible to all" - Press release, November, 19th 2006
The European Association for the protection of Human Rights (AEDH) supports the initiative of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) to circulate a petition calling on the Commission to propose a framework directive in order to protect public services.
The Services directive adopted by the Parliament relaunches the urgent need for legislation on Services of General Interest (SGI) - Press release, November, 21st 2006
The Services Directive, which allows the free movement of services within the EU from 2010, has been adopted by the European Parliament on 15 November 2006. The adopted version of the text does not alter the Council proposal of July 2006 and does not provide any real guarantees concerning the right for all to benefit from to high quality and accessible services of general interest. Uncertainties also remain on labour law.
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