This Friday 5 January, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey, will meet President Macron in Paris. According to French president’s office, bilateral relations, regional issues including a particular focus on the Syrian file and the Palestinian one but also human rights should be discussed. On this occasion, EuroMed Rights’ President, Michel Tubiana, calls … Continued
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Different frameworks, Similar shortcomings As part of our campaign on the Istanbul Convention #STOPViolenceAgainstWomen, for International Women’s Day EuroMed Rights wants to bring attention to the situation of violence against women in the North and South of the Mediterranean, by highlighting some alarming common trends as well as by informing about the different approaches in … Continued
Violence against Women: a Battle that should be Won A New Tool for NGOs to Fight Violence Against Women Violence is still a bitter reality for far too many women over the world, and in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Yet, tools exist to protect women and fight for their rights. On the second anniversary of the Istanbul Convention, EuroMed … Continued
This 9 and 10 April 2016, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will be visiting Algeria in order to participate to the third “High Level Interministerial Committee” between Algeria and France. The aim of the meeting is to boost the partnership between the two countries and it should also examine the cooperation on counter-terrorism and “security in the … Continued
The honourable President of the Republic Palais de l’Elysée 55 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris Paris, 24 March 2016 Re: Official visit to Egypt Dear Mr President, Ahead of your upcoming visit scheduled for April 2016, EuroMed Rights, OMCT and SOLIDAR wish to draw your attention to the appalling human rights situation … Continued
International Day for Women’s rights On this International Women’s Day, EuroMed Rights gives an overview of the situation with regard to violence against women in the Euro-Mediterranean region. From North to South, women are still facing a multitude of challenges. Mentalities, traditions, inequalities between men and women, weaknesses of institutional and legislative frameworks, lack … Continued
Once again, the only response considered by the government facing the situation in the Calais area, is the evacuation of a refugee camp and the dispersal of the refugees. Much is made about addressing the real causes of the problem; but in reality, by attacking the victims doomed to disperse in fear, this policy only … Continued
4/12/15 – EuroMed Rights expresses serious concerns about ongoing and future restrictions of public freedoms in France, following the terror attacks that shook the French capital on November 13th. Our organisation calls on the French government to strictly respect the principles of legality, necessity and proportionality, and to abide by its international human rights commitments, … Continued
Paris/Copenhagen/Brussels/Tunis, 13 november 2015– EuroMed Rights strongly condemns the near- simultaneous attacks killing more than 128 people in Paris on Friday night. The attacks, the worst in Europe since the 2004 Madrid bombings, happened in six different locations targeted almost simultaneously. ‘We are in shock. Sheer horror like the one we have just lived last night intends … Continued
French President to visit Morocco: Why decorate a high-ranking official suspected of torture with the Legion of Honour?
Ahead of French President’s and French Foreign Affairs Minister’s visit to Morocco on Septembre 19 and 20, ACAT (Action des chrétiens pour l’abolition de la torture), EuroMed Rights, the FEMED (Fédération Euro-méditerranéenne contre les disparitions forcées), together with the FIDH, the LDH (French League for Human Rights) and French NGO Survie express their deep concern as … Continued