Human Rights

  • 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.

  • NGO Criticizes "Shortcomings" in ECtHR Migration Decision

    January 23, 2017

    Lawyers from the nongovernmental organization Open Society Foundations have criticized a decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) Grand Chamber for "watering down" human rights law as interpreted by a lower judicial body by permitting the removal of migrants from an Italian island without an individual interview of each migrant.

  • CoE Official Warns Slovenia on Migration Legislation

    January 19, 2017

    Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks has published a letter to the National Assembly of Slovenia warning that legislation currently under consideration in the body that would permit the removal of illegal migrants in the case of threats to the "public order and internal security" violates European human rights law.

  • ECtHR Upholds UK Policy on Reviewing Life Sentences

    January 19, 2017

    The European Court of Human Rights has held that, based on a clarifying ruling from the UK Supreme Court setting out "exceptional grounds" on which the British authorities must review life sentences, the UK policy on the review of life sentences is compatible with European human rights law.

  • ECtHR: Lithuania Violated Prisoner's Right to Access Website

    January 19, 2017

    The European Court of Human Rights has held that Lithuanian prison authorities violated the human right of a prisoner to receive information by denying him access to a website with educational information due to their fear that prisoners might use internet access to continue their criminal activity.

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