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Civic space in Europe

Civic space in Europe

On Friday 22 June 2018, Civil Society Europe and Civicus released a 2017 report on civic space in Europe. The aim of this study is to collect trends relating to civic space in the various Member States of the European Union. This study is based on the perceptions of civil

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AEDH calls for respect for democracy and human rights throughout Europe

The European Association for the Defence of Human Rights (AEDH) follows with great concern the violations of civil and political rights in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. It is a concern over the long-term process of promoting democratic reforms from 1989 to the present. Unfortunately, today these countries

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Turkey – Academics for Peace – Call for solidarity

In January 2016, 2,218 scholars from Turkey signed a petition titled “We will not be a party to this crime,” also known as the Peace Petition. Since then the signatories (“Academics for Peace”) have been subject to heavy pressure and persecution. Hund reds of them have faced criminal and disciplinary investigations, custody, imprisonment, or violent threats. Several academics have been dismissed or suspended, some were forced to resign or leave the country.

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Call for EU action to safeguard democracy and fundamental rights

27 January 2016 – Civil society Europe, of which AEDH is a member, is expressing its concerns about the proposed legislation of the Polish government on the judicial and media powers and calls on the European Institutions to protect the fundamental rights of Polish and European citizens.

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Joint Press release: Spain Gags Freedom of Expression and Assembly and Restricts the Right to Asylum

31 March 2015 – In a joint press release, the European Association for the Defence of Human Rights (AEDH), the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Human Rights (EMHRN), the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT), FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) and their member organisations strongly condemn the law, aptly dubbed the “gag law”, and reiterate their serious concerns over the growing restrictions on the right to freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly in Spain.

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AEDH statement on the attack against Charlie Hebdo

9 January 2015 – The criminal attack perpetrated against the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo on 7 January 2015, leading to the deaths of 12 people, has shocked France, along with the entire European Union and beyond.

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