Are geopolitics, trade and human rights compatible enemies?

By |februar 19th, 2018|EEAS, European Convention on Human Rights, GSP, GSP-Plus, human rights, ILO, News, Pakistan, trade|

Europe cannot turn a blind eye to the Human Rights abuses occurring in third countries, unless we rewrite the mandates of the functioning of the EU institutions and the Treaty, writes MEP Tomáš  Zdechovský.

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Belgian PM seeks EU help in row over deported Sudanese

By |januar 12th, 2018|Belgium, Charles Michel, European Convention on Human Rights, Flanders, human rights, N-VA, News, Omar al-Bashir, refugee crisis, repatriations, Sudan, Theo Francken, Wallonia|

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said yesterday (11 January) he would seek EU help to settle a row over his country's deportation of Sudanese who were allegedly tortured on their return home.

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Northern Ireland court rules gay marriage ban doesn’t violate rights

By |avgust 18th, 2017|civil rights, ECHR, European Convention on Human Rights, gay marriage, homophobia, Leo Varadkar, LGBT rights, News, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom|

Northern Ireland's refusal to recognise same-sex marriage does not violate the rights of couples affected, the Belfast High Court ruled on Thursday (17 August), in a blow to campaigners in the only part of the United Kingdom that bans gay marriage.

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Europe rights court blasts Romania prison conditions

By |april 26th, 2017|European Convention on Human Rights, European Court of Human Rights, human rights abuses, News, prisons, Romania|

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday (25 April) took Romania to task for its dismal prison conditions, saying they could be considered inhumane and degrading.

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