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
On 19 February 2018, AEDH was invited to speak at the European Civic Forum event #MEGA – MAKE EUROPE GREAT FOR ALL. Represented by its Secretary General, Claude Debrulle, AEDH focused on the following theme: ‘What’s left for democracy with security and defence setting the agenda?’
Ever since the signature
The Council of the EU met 2018 with Bulgaria at its Presidency.
For the first time since the accession to European Union, in 2007, all Bulgarian institutions, the President, the ruling coalition and the opposition managed to consolidate on the priorities for the brief 6-month mandate. Bulgaria took over from
The negotiating period on the exit conditions of the United Kingdom from the European Union is underway. These negotiations are likely to be lengthy and tough. Not only this is a unique event, such a case never having occurred, but, given the amount of time the UK has been an
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
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.
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.
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.
4 February 2015 – «Civil Society Europe» was launched on December 16th by thirty European networks, including AEDH, with the objective to set up a permanent coordination of civil society organised at the European level.
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.