Tag: Human Rights

NGOs file 3 complaints before UN bodies, EC, over asylum seekers...

Aditus Foundation, Jesuit Refugee Service and Integra Foundation filed the complaints before the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants and to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention while the third complaint was filed with the European Commission.

Hungary tightens asylum rules as it ends migrant detention zones

Hungary shut so-called migrant transit zones on its borders on Thursday, freeing some 300 refugees from prison-like conditions while at the same time hardening rules which will effectively bar future asylum applicants.

Saving lives at sea, disembarkation at safe ports must continue, Council...

The Commissioner called on the Council of Europe member states to promptly respond to any call of distress at sea, deploy the necessary rescue capacity in a timely manner and effectively co-operate to identify a place of safety where survivors can be disembarked, taking all necessary measures to protect the health of all involved.

335 academics call on EU Member States to open ports

"The absence of solidarity between the Member States in meeting their collective moral and legal obligations is reprehensible."

State failed to protect domestic violence victim

The court found that the repetitive failure by the police to protect the woman was in breach of her fundamental right to respect for private and family life and the right not to be subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment.

Detention of asylum seekers was abusive and illegal, Court rules

In the First Hall of the Civil Court in its Constitutional jurisdiction, Madam Justice Vella Cuschieri declared that the men's detention between 14 November 2016 and 14 February 2017 was in breach of Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Farmers, residents, file judicial protest against planned Magħtab expansion

In a judicial protest filed by lawyers Franco Debono, Amadeus Cachia and Claire Bonello, the farmers are arguing that there is a threat that the government would seize their fields after the publication of a legal notice advising that around 226 tumoli of fields would be needed to expand the site.

Polish draft law would muzzle judges – European rights official

The draft law, already approved by the lower house of parliament, would allow judges who question planned reforms to be disciplined.

Forced conversion that violates human rights becomes an international problem

On the 19th November 2019, the Centre for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) from Italy and Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) from Belgium hosted a seminar on human rights entitled 'Intolerance and Discrimination Against New Religious Movements: An International Problem'.

Eurobarometer lists protecting human rights as top European value

The European Parliament’s autumn Eurobarometer survey traditionally asks citizens which political issue the European Parliament should deal with as a matter of priority.