Human Rights

  • EU Committee Seeks "Inclusive" Social Pillar

    February 03, 2017

    The European Economic and Social Committee has adopted an opinion on the EU's plans for a European Pillar of Social Rights calling for the inclusion in the Pillar of policies promoting "social progress," including in the welfare systems of EU member states.

  • CoE Official Seeks Abolition of Migrant Detention

    February 03, 2017

    In a recent comment, the Council of Europe's (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks asserts that, given the "serious human rights concerns" involved in preventing migrants' free movement, governments must develop alternatives to detaining migrants that comply with European human rights law.

  • CoE Body Produces "Big Data" Guidelines

    February 03, 2017

    The Committee of the Council of Europe's (CoE) Data Protection Convention has issued "Guidelines on Big Data" advising entities processing "big data" to comply with global human rights norms on handling data, including by establishing "ethical committees" to analyze the human rights impacts of data processing.

  • EU Agency Prioritizes Extensive "Data Rights"

    February 03, 2017

    The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has published a press release signaling the priority it places on the "data rights" of citizens under European human rights law and its support of new EU data protection rules that will solidify perceived protections like the "right to be forgotten" and the "right of data portability."

  • Agency Pushes Global Rights Agenda in EU Social Scheme

    February 01, 2017

    Consulting on the European Commission's plan for a European Pillar of Social Rights, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights called for the Pillar to be based on social provisions included in the EU Charter for Fundamental Rights and in global human rights instruments.

  • EU Chief Calls for Guaranteed Income

    January 27, 2017

    Reuters reports that, in the lead-up to the European Commission's ambitious overhaul of social rights policy through its European Pillar of Social Rights, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker asserted that all EU members should guarantee a minimum salary for workers and a minimum level of income for those who are unemployed.

  • EU Consults Global Actors on Social Rights

    January 26, 2017

    The European Commission recently hosted a high-level conference in Brussels seeking input from the global community, including "social partners and civil society," on its plans for a European Pillar of Social Rights that will seek to advance "fairness and social justice in Europe."

  • MEPs Call for Centralization of Labor Policy

    January 26, 2017

    Members of the European Parliament have approved a report calling on the European Commission to include in its plans for a European Pillar of Social Rights "EU-wide rules on decent working conditions to apply to all forms of employment" and the introduction of EU social security cards.

  • CoE Chief Consults on EU "Social Rights" Plans

    January 25, 2017

    In his opinion welcoming the development by EU institutions of a European Pillar of Social Rights, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE) Thorbjørn Jagland calls on EU officials to incorporate within this Pillar the CoE's European Social Charter, which seeks to guarantee nontraditional social and economic "human rights" throughout Europe.

  • ECtHR Finds Faulty Court Interpretation of Criminal Law

    January 25, 2017

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has held that Slovenian courts violated the human rights of a prisoner by failing to properly resolve a legislative mistake in a criminal sentencing law, effectively reducing the prisoner's sentence by ten years, to the advantage of the prisoner.

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