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
As part of the associative initiatives organised for this first European Citizenship Day, LDH and AEDH proposed a debate on the future of the European Union enlightened by “human rights” approaches. With the theme “Initiatives to revive the European project, the contribution of human rights approaches“, it was proposed to
Turkey remains the largest prison of journalists in the world with more than 160 journalists locked behind the bars of Erdogan jails, (cumulating so far 108.708 days of detention). A total of 168 media were banned, closed by the dictator, who multiplies acts of censorship on the Internet and social
A press conference was held in Paris on 23 November, at the headquarters of the League of Human Rights, to present the massive and determined mobilisation entitled “Peace in the Basque Country: now the prisoners!” that will be organised by Artisans of Peace on December 9 in Paris.
The LDH, together with other associations and a group of lawyers and jurists, sent an open letter to the President of the French Republic concerning the emergency reception and assessment of presumed unaccompanied minors. The signatories of the letter believe that the creation of a specific and discriminatory support system
More than 200 organisations, including our member, the French League for Human Rights, call on Emmanuel Macron, Edouard Philippe and Gérard Collomb to radically change French migration policy. They also called for a national emergency conference to come up with alternative reception policies.
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Significant citizen mobilisations of solidarity occurred in several large cities of Europe to denounce the persecution of homosexuals in Chechnya. It is precisely to the gender issue that LDH France devotes its letter on Human Rights in Eastern Europe and the Post-Soviet Space.
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Solidarities should shape the government decision-making process in the next five-years. That is why the French League for Human Rights supports the call for solidarity. More than 80 non-governmental organisations have decided to raise their voices and encourage those who are dreaming of generosity and solidarity to join them.
On September 10 of 2015, LDH sent a letter to the French President on the subject of the migration crisis, co-signed by French and international associations such as Migreurop, Euromed rights – EMHRN or Médecins du Monde. LDH called the French government to support a general welcoming plan for refugees in all the countries of the European Union. LDH also asks for a suspension of Dublin agreements pending a revision of the text by the European Parliament.
Close to 4000 forced evacuations of Roms happened in the first semester 2015 in France. More than the evacuation, the seizure of the goods belonging to the dispossessed persons makes their situation even more precarious. Despite the numerous calls from the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) of the UN and by the Commissioner of Human Rights of the Council of Europe Mr Muižnieks, the French authorities keep applying a line of conduct yet infringing the very legislation of the state.