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Newsletter - To get the year 2017 off to a good start

December 2016 - Take a look at AEDH 2016 latest newsletter and enjoy the new design! Human Rights received great attention. Have an overview of our donation campaign that we launched on 10th December, for Human Rights Day. You can also take a look at our latest statements and thematic reports! 

 

Berlin, last image of a terrifying year

23 December 2016 - This Monday 19 December, the German capital has had its turn for a horror scene, of which Paris and Brussels in Western Europe, and Istanbul, Karachi, Beirut and so many others, were the previous theatres. Right until the end, in Aleppo, Ankara, Berlin, the year 2016 well deserves the qualifier of bloody.

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AEDH calls for a strong social Europe

21 December 2016 - AEDH contributed to the consultation launched by the European Commission for a European pillar of social rights. AEDH calls for a strong social Europe protecting all residents of the EU and imposing social rights on economic policies. 

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« Partnerships », « migration compacts » … the new dress up of the externalisation of the European migration policy

22 December 2016 - In June 2016, the European Council adopted the new Partnership Framework with third countries in the field of migration management, which was proposed by the Commission. It seemed to us useful to present, in this newsletter, a synthetic analysis of this cooperation to which third countries are ardently called out. The different forms of partnership are then listed below, with their means, their objectives and their actors. 

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Decline of the rights of migrants and refugees, decline of the idea of Europe, … 2016, heading down a slippery slope !

22 December - In its December 2015 newsletter AEDH published, a census of all the decisions and initiatives taken during the year by the European Union institutions in the field of migration and asylum. The year 2016, which should have been placed under the seal of the implementation of the “European agenda on migration”, published on 13 May 2015, proved to be remarkably long-winded, every month with its fill of reform proposals, new measures, initiatives and speeches. 

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Asylum applications : increasing trend confirmed during 2016

21 December 2016 - On the 15th of December, Eurostat published new statistics on the evolution of number of asylum applications registered in the EU in the third quarter of 2016. 

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ACT FOR A EUROPE OF HUMAN RIGHTS, SUPPORT AEDH NOW!

 

From the 10th December until the 19th December, we organise a big donation campaign! We therefore call on your mobilisation and support to enable us to act and defend human rights. Visit our page decidated to our campaign, you will find different news every day!

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Rights of migrants: "Always less!"

Brussels, 18 December 2016 - “On International Migrants Day, let us commit to coherent, comprehensive and human-rights based responses guided by international law and standards and a shared resolve to leave no one behind.” This was the message of the UN Secretary-General in December of last year. The same message has been repeatedly proclaimed since Migrants Day by the UN General Assembly in 2000. The day commemorates the adoption of the International Convention on the Protection of all Migrant Workers and their families. However, the reality, is that it has been ratified only by 49 states, by no EU member state of the European Union and by almost no Northern country.

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Joint NGO statement: EU leaders can save lives this winter if they change migration policies 

AEDH has signed a joint statement with 31 NGOs addressed to the European Council, ahead its meeting of 15 December. Strengthening the framework for legal migration, expanding safe and legal routes for refugees and protecting the rights of everyone who arrived in Europe, should be the priorities of European migration policies. 

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10 & 16 December: Rigths are not the problem, they are the solution! 

10 December 2016 - On the eve of the commemorations of the 68th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10th December 2016 as well as of the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the International Covenants, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Convenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on 16th December 2016, the European Association for the Defence of Human Rights (AEDH) wants to point out that rights are not the problem, but the solution. While they are often put into question, they must never be turned off. 

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Supporting whistleblowers means acting for the freedom of information 

9 December - The European Association for the Defense of Human Rights (AEDH) expresses its solidarity with the whistleblowers that have been charged and sentenced in the LuxLeaks trial.

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Internship position - Personal Data Protection

Le bureau de l’AEDH basé à Bruxelles recherche actuellement un stagiaire dans le domaine de la Protection des données personnelles pour une période de 5 à 6 mois commençant fin février 2017.

Deadline: 18 December 2016

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Internship position - Economic, social and cultural rights

Le bureau de l’AEDH basé à Bruxelles recherche actuellement un/e stagiaire dans le domaine des Droits économiques, sociaux et culturels pour une période de 5 à 6 mois commençant fin février 2017.

Deadline: 18 December 2016

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Internship position - Asylum and migration

Le bureau de l’AEDH basé à Bruxelles recherche actuellement un/e stagiaire dans le domaine Asile et Migration pour une période de 5 à 6 mois commençant mi/fin février 2017.

Deadline: 18 December 2016

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Newsletter n°290 - November 2016

Take a look at AEDH latest newsletter and keep up to date with European news.

Ensuring a decent work : a necessity in the European Pillar for social rights

30 November 2016 - Since the European Commission has launched its consultation on a European Pillar for social rights (EPSR) on 8 March this year, the Employment and Social Affairs Committee has developed a draft report, led by Maria João Rodrigues, Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Member of European Parliament (MEP), in order to give the European Parliament’s opinion on the issue. The world of work is at the core of this initiative, needing to be “fair and truly pan-European”. But what does a “fair” or “decent” work mean ?

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European funding in the field of migration

30 November 2016 - Following the European Commission proposal for the 2017 budget, the Parliament and the Council of the European Union (EU) have reached a temporary agreement on the 2017 budget, which will be put to the vote during the plenary session in December, the two institutions having to formally approve it. 

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The reinforcement of Eurodac: surveillance at the service of border control and not a fair asylum system

30 November 2016 - Euroda, the system created by regulation (EC) N° 2725/2000, is the first European Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). In more technical terms, the Eurodac database functions according to a system of exchange and comparison, each State having to register asylum seekers data of whom it keeps files in its national database and transmits them to a central unit in order to register them and compare them existing ones. The central unit transmits the result (positive or negative) of the comparison to the Member States following a "hit/not hit" system, concordance/not concordance. The data reliability has to be analysed by EU Lisa before they are inserted into the central system. 

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CETA, a sword in our democracy 

30 November 2016 - It was on a Sunday, 30 October 2016, when the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada was signed. It has to be approved by the European Parliament as well. However, there are serious concerns regarding its democratic legitimacy. 

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Towards a revision of the Blue Card... not very convincing

29 November 2016 - The 7th of November, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has dedicated a special hearing to the evaluation of the proposal for the reform of the Directive 2009/20/CE, known as the "Blue Card" Directive. The hearing was based on the conclusions of the impact assessment realised by the European Commission together with the OECD. 

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Statement: Violence against women has to be opposed with the means of rights

25 November 2016 - 33% of women in the European Union are victims of violence at one point in their life and in the course of the 12 preceding months, 13 million women have experienced physical violence, 3.7 million sexual violence and 9 million have experienced stalking according to a survey of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU published in 2014. 

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« Partnerships», « migration compacts » … the new dress up of the externalisation of the European migration policy

22 December 2016 - In June 2016, the European Council adopted the new (...) 534. « Partnerships», « migration compacts » … the new dress up of the externalisation of the European migration policy

22 December 2016

Decline of the rights of migrants and refugees, decline of the idea of Europe, … 2016, heading down a slippery slope!

22 December - In its December 2015 newsletter AEDH published, a census of (...) 535. Decline of the rights of migrants and refugees, decline of the idea of Europe, … 2016, heading down a slippery slope!

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Asylum applications : increasing trend confirmed during 2016

21 December 2016 - On the 15th of December, Eurostat published new (...) 536. Asylum applications : increasing trend confirmed during 2016

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Berlin, last image of a terrifying year

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Rights of migrants : "Always less !"

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Joint NGO statement : EU leaders can save lives this winter if they change migration policies

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