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Guest blog post by Fernando Morales-de la Cruz, Founder, Café for Change. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in December 1948, almost 70 years ago. The Convention of the Rights of the Child was ratified by all EU member states almost 30 years ago. The European Parliament passed a resolution in 2012 on… » read more

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Guest blog post by Mauricio Ruiz, Freelance Journalist “Morocco has made significant progress in promoting democracy and the respect of human rights,” said Willy Fautré, Director and Co-founder of Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF), on Tuesday June 26th, at the European Parliament. “There are nonetheless a number of issues that still need to be addressed,… » read more

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Europeans from all over the continent convened in The Hague this weekend to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Congress of Europe. The 1948 conference marked the beginning of the post-war process of European integration. The participants, whose deliberations stressed the importance of civic engagement in shaping Europe’s future, gathered in the ancient Knight’s Hall… » read more

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Guest blog post by Nicolas Bauer, legal counsel, European center for law and justice Without any reasonable justification, the trial of pastor Andrew Brunson has been delayed again, this time to 18 July, that is 21 months after the beginning of the detention. He is accused of “Christianization” associated with terrorism and became an emblematic… » read more

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Shared responsibility

Guest post by Joakim Palme, Chair, Delmi and Professor of political science at Uppsala University and Kristof Tamas, Director and Head of Secretariat, Delmi. The 2015 refugee crisis led to a series of changes in European Union migration policy, including the reintroduction of border controls and an arrangement with Turkey. Although the influx of asylum… » read more

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  Guest post by Hamid Bahrami. Hamid Bahrami is a former political prisoner from Iran. Living in Glasgow, Scotland, he is a human rights and political activist and works as a freelance journalist and columnist. Bahrami has contributed to The Hill, Al Arabiya English, American Thinker, EURACTIV, Newsblaze and Eureporter as his work cover’s Iran’s… » read more

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Kosovo’s elite might soon be facing justice, if of an imperfect kind. Whether and how justice will be made is up to the EU, writes Andrea Lorenzo Capussela. Guest post by Andrea Lorenzo Capussela. Capussela is the author of State-Building in Kosovo: Democracy, Corruption and the EU in the Balkans and The Political Economy of… » read more

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          Gastbeitrag von Maram Stern stellv. Generalsekretär Jüdischer Weltkongress „Hören Sie auf, aus Opfern Täter zu machen“   Sehr geehrter Herr Ministerpräsident,   Ich saß während der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz im Saal, als Sie wortreich das „Holocaust-Gesetz“ Ihrer Regierung zu verteidigen suchten. In Berlin erklärten Sie nur einen Tag zuvor, man möge… » read more

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Guest post by Nicolien Zuijdgeest, arabist, expert at Het Grote Midden Oosten Platform   Since the European Union experiences migrants arriving at its shores, international policies towards Libya have become defined by keywords as ‘anti-terror’ and ‘stopping migration’. A plea for long-term plans. Recently, Italy made headlines with its policies of buying off Libyan militias… » read more

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Guest post by Arlind Puka, Administrative Assistant The refusal of Hungary and Slovakia to comply with an ECJ’s decision to uphold the EU’s refugee relocation scheme which aims to relocate 160,000 asylum seekers from Greece and Italy, has increased tensions between the EU and the Hungarian Prime Minister. In Hungary, Orban’s government has attacked the… » read more

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