21 February 2018 – LDH-France and 20 other civil society organisations are calling on parliamentarians to make major changes to the asylum-immigration law presented by the Government in the Council of Ministers. While some measures are positive, the text mainly contains measures that will degrade the asylum procedure and the social
17 February 2018 – The tragic situation that dominates at the Reception Center for Asylum Seekers in Kofinou has made first page news in the media due to the inhumane living conditions and sanitation and their effects on the health of the refugees hosted there, especially small children and other
3 February 2018 – The Italian League of Human Rights wishes to take position on the law approved by the Polish Parliament in the Chamber of Deputies last 26 January, on the eve of the Day of Memory, and in the Senate on 1 February.
The new law provides for up
The Archbishop of Cyprus chose Christmas Day, perhaps the most important religious holiday for Orthodox Christians, when churches are crowded with believers, to yet again spread the venom of intolerance and to undermine the bicommunal discussions for a peaceful resolution to the Cyprus problem.
The spokesman of the French government has announced that those arrested by the Kurdish forces of Syria will be tried in the country if “the judicial institutions are able to ensure a fair trial”. The LDH and the FIDH stressed in a joint statement that the judicial institutions of Syria
From emerging democracies in transition, illiberal governments have rapidly transformed Hungary and Poland into ill democracies, have attempted to do so in Croatia, and are slowly and carefully entertaining an illiberal platform in Serbia, according to the new case study Resisting Ill Democracies in Europe. The findings, published by a
More than twenty associations appeal to the judge of the State Council against the circular of 12th December organizing the sorting of foreigners in shelters. This text establishes procedures for the identification and evaluation of persons who are homeless or housed on the basis of their nationality and administrative status,
The parliamentary committee of internal affairs decided on 23rd January not to vote on the draft law authorizing house searches of homeless persons who do not voluntarily obey an order to leave the territory. The vote was postponed because of strong criticism from many citizens, organisations and experts. The Liga
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that psychological testing of sexual orientation in asylum procedures interferes with applicants’ right to private life, and as such, cannot be taken into consideration in the course of an asylum procedure. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee has been advocating against these
In Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet areas, crusades are developing around history and memory of the past. Instrumentalised, sometimes spiritualised, history and memory are nowadays the battlehorse of governmental policies in the East. They provide keys to understand the formation, crystallization and / or pursuit of “national identities” on which