About: human dignity

Future EU 20-07-2018

EU raps Hungary for ‘Stop Soros’ law, steps up legal battle

The European Commission yesterday (19 July) stepped up a legal battle with Hungary over EU migration rules and denounced as illegal its "Stop Soros" law that criminalises support for asylum seekers.
Future EU 28-06-2018

France adds its voice to stop NGO ships from acting as ‘taxis’

How to save lives without becoming "taxi services" for people smugglers? Charity-run rescue boats operating in the Mediterranean face a dilemma and their activity is being increasingly criticised by politicians in Europe.

Bulgaria under fire for ill-treatment of asylum-seekers

French lawyers will file a complaint against Bulgaria and ask the European Commission to start an infringement procedure for inhumane treatment of asylum seekers by the country’s authorities, the Green/EFA group announced on Tuesday (26 June).
Global Europe 20-02-2018

They talk of war but it’s their own citizens these ‘strong’ men fear most

In the current geopolitical context, European support for those fighting for human dignity is more important than ever, writes Shada Islam.
Freedom of thought 24-10-2017

Nations pledge $345 million to Rohingya response

Nations have pledged $345 million (€294 million) to care for Myanmar's Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, an "encouraging" step in the response to the intensifying crisis, the UN said on Monday (23 October).

Despite condemnations, Denmark passes controversial ‘jewellery’ law

Despite widespread condemnation, Denmark's parliament is expected to vote today (26 January) in favour of drastic reforms curbing asylum seekers' rights, including delaying family reunifications and confiscating migrants' valuables.

German courts refuse to extradite prisoners to Bulgaria

German courts have declined to hand over inmates to Bulgaria due to concerns over dire prison conditions in the European Union's poorest country, authorities said yesterday (23 March).
Development Policy 09-03-2015

Open letter: Poverty is sexist

ONE, the campaigning and advocacy organisation co-founded by Bono, asked a group of business leaders, artists, and activists to send an open letter to two influential women.
Development Policy 06-02-2015

Ending female genital mutilation requires tackling deeply embedded discrimination

Today, 6 February, as we mark International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, it is worth remembering how cruel, pointless and destructive FGM is, writes Hilde Vautmans.
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Development Policy 19-11-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: 19 November, World Toilet Day

In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly designated 19 November as World Toilet Day. In the Western world, people take the toilet for granted, and don’t realise to what extent the lack of such facilities hampers the lives of millions of people.