2018 – In collaboration with LIGA, Belgian LDH publishes a carte blanche for the funeral of little Mawda, who was killed by a policeman during the interception of a van transporting migrants. Her parents and brother fled the war zone in Iraqi Kurdistan. Belgian LDH warns against a dehumanisation process used
15 June 2018 – Hungarian Helsinki Committee warns on the Hungarian government’s attempt to limit judicial independence, which would undermine the rule of law and challenge the European Union’s legal order.
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4 June 2018 – Liga voor Mensenrechten (BE) met Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, the United Nation special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terroris. She shares concerns with LIGA in regard to: ethnic profiling, which contributes to anti-terrorist laws and policies that stigmatise particularly
29 May 2018 – Unione forense per la tutela dei diritti umani (IT), LIDU (IT) and APDHA (ES) denounce the decision of the Italian Deputy Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini, who ordered the closure of the Italian ports, refusing access to the NGO SOS Méditerranée‘s boat Aquarius with 629 migrants on board.
19 May 2018 – Open Republic (PO) joined the Coalition for Equal Opportunities – an informal alliance of over sixty organizations in the field of human rights protection and counteracting discrimination – to support people with disabilities and their families who have been protesting in the Parliament for the last months
16 May 2018 -The Hungarian Helsinki Committee has been awarded the Human Rights prize PRO ASYL for their fight against unwanted refugees by the Orban government.
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26 – 27 April 2018 – Etats Généraux des Migrations (FR) organised its first national session of EGM which brought together hundreds of people. On the agenda: presentation of citizens’ initiatives responding to unacceptable local situations; intervention of European partners, work on the “common base”, a manifesto bearing values and proposals,
9 April 2018 – The Swiss League for Human Rights contests and calls for the cancellation of the special flight to Sudan from Switzerland due to the risk of internment and torture for the returnees. Amnesty International’s report 2017/18 denounces the “catastrophic” security and humanitarian situation in Darfur and the Blue
9 March 2018 – The UN Human Rights Council reviewed on 8 March 2018 the report of the 3rd session of the Intergovernmental Working Group (GTIG) that is in charge of establishing an international legally binding instrument for multinationals to be accountable for the human rights and environmental abuses they
28 February 2018 – The Metropolitan Court of Budapest in its first instance ruling found that in the ‘National Consultation’ questionnaire, the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister had violated the Hungarian Helsinki Committee’s right to good reputation. The court found that the statements in Question 5 of the questionnaire