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  Human rights in Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The human rights situation in Europe on the whole is good, although there are several human rights problems ranging from the treatment of asylum seekers and the Roma to reports of police brutality.
Despite this, the prospect of EU membership is what has done most to encourage many European states to improve their human rights, most notably Croatia and Turkey, especially on key human rights issues such as freedom of speech and the banning of the death penalty.
The Council of Europe is responsible for both the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_rights_in_Europe   (1270 words)

 Human Rights [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Human rights originate as moral rights and their legitimacy is necessarily dependent upon the legitimacy of the concept of moral rights.
Human rights may be divided into five different categories and the principal object of securing human rights is the creation of the conditions for all individuals to have the opportunity to lead a minimally good life.
Human rights claim validity everywhere and for everyone, irrespective of whether they have received comprehensive legal recognition, and even irrespective of whether everyone is agreement with the claims and principles of human rights.
www.iep.utm.edu /h/hum-rts.htm   (10683 words)

 Religion and Human Rights: Religious Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe
Following international law, which protects the right of children to religious education in the tradition of their parents’ choosing and the right not to be compelled to receive religious teaching against the wishes of their parents, the Hungarian Constitution and 1990 Act IV guarantee parents the right to control the religious education of their children.
The right of religious expression and, even more so, the right of conducting religious business may be limited by the state, as we have seen.
Human rights are the social conditions necessary for human dignity.
religionhumanrights.com /Culture/Europe/mission.nationalists.htm   (3689 words)

 Human rights and Europe
All accession states to the EU have signed the European Convention on Human Rights and are subject to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights.
Human rights are a central tenet of the Copenhagen political criteria which Turkey, like all EU candidates, must meet before it can begin accession negotiations.
The dialogue covers human rights issues such as: co-operation within the UN framework; economic, social and cultural rights; freedom of expression; freedom of association; freedom of religion and belief; torture; the death penalty; administrative detention; individual cases; and treatment of refugees and minority rights, including in Tibet and Xinjiang.
www.fco.gov.uk /Xcelerate/graphics/images/fcomain/hr/Chapter03.html   (8742 words)

 Human Rights Must Be Made a Fact   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Youth for Human Rights International is circulating a petition to encourage governments to enforce the rights granted by the Universal Declaration of Human rights.
Youth for Human Rights International just completed their 2nd annual international summit, held this year in Los Angeles and organized by Youth for Human Rights International, the Church of Scientology International Human Rights Office and the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles.
Human Rights includes the right to education, the right to security, the right to a decent standard of living.
humanrights.motime.com   (1744 words)

 HREA - The Global Human Rights Education Network
Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports human rights learning; the training of activists and professionals; the development of educational materials and programming; and community-building through on-line technologies.
Torture is a serious violation of human rights and is strictly prohibited by international law.
As the use of torture strikes at the very heart of freedom and human dignity, it was one of the first issues addressed by the United Nations in its development of human rights standards.
www.hrea.org   (349 words)

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On 11 and 12 October 2005, the Committee of Ministers holds its fifth meeting in 2005 to supervise the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (Article 46 of the ECHR).
16 of the Charter as concerns the right of the Roma population to housing.
The decision to re-establish this committee was taken by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in November 2004.
www.coe.int /T/E/Human_rights   (1943 words)

 Europe and Human Rights - Global Issues
But even though Western Europe is freer than most regions around the world, there is a marked increase in racism and anti-immigrant policies, as well as a rise in poverty.
Many human rights abuses (often carried out using those very same weapons) against the Kurds have been overlooked by key influential countries like USA.
What follows are some examples (not exhaustive by any means) of countries that have committed or contributed to human rights violations, peoples that have suffered violations, as well as additional issues around the topic.
www.globalissues.org /HumanRights/Abuses/Europe.asp   (865 words)

 European Convention on Human Rights and its Five Protocols
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance.
The Secretary-General of the Council of Europe shall notify all the Members of the Council of Europe of the entry into force of the Convention, the names of the High Contracting Parties who have ratified it, and the deposit of all instruments of ratification which may be effected subsequently.
The rights set forth in paragraph 1 may also be subject, in particular areas, to restrictions imposes in accordance with law and justified by the public interest in a democratic society.
www.hri.org /docs/ECHR50.html   (6535 words)

 JP Catalogue - Human Rights In Europe - 4th Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The late A.H. Robertson was Director of Human Rights, Council of Europe; Professor Associe, University of Paris I and Simon Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester.
The jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights is regularly cited and followed by courts around the world.
They then review the new European Court of Human Rights, set up in 1998, contrasting it with the original arrangements for supervising the Convention, and conclude by considering the future of the Convention.
www.jurispub.com /europeanlaw2k/books.asp?id=132   (418 words)

 Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs: Information Resources
The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights is a self-governing group of non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations that act to protect human rights throughout Europe, North America, and the Central Asian republics formed from the territories of the former Soviet Union.
The mission is to identify and acquire visual and audio evidence of human rights violations and the circumstances that produce them; to render a detailed synopsis of the material for a searchable database; to ensure that the materials are accessible to the public; and to preserve the collection for all time.
The Human Rights Dialogue series is a quarterly bulletin of the Carnegie Council designed to highlight the shifting parameters of the human rights discourse, particularly with respect to East and Southeast Asia.
www.columbia.edu /cu/lweb/indiv/lehman/guides/human.html   (3763 words)

 [info] Conference "Human Rights in Europe - a fragmented regime?
Conference at the University of Hannover 17-18 September 2004 The conference plan is to inspire discourse on human rights in the European context.
As a multidisciplinary conference scholars, governmental officials, and human rights activists with their specific backgrounds are invited to present their view on human rights.
The Conference is organized by the Department of Political Science at Hannover University, IPOSS (Political Science Students Association) the German Institute for Human Rights and Amnesty International.
www.uj.edu.pl /pipermail/info/2004/000698.html   (595 words)

 Europe (from human rights) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Human rights at the turn of the 21st century
rights that belong to an individual or group of individuals as a consequence of being human.
Europe; consultative assembly made up of representatives of national parliaments to promote European unity, protect human rights, and facilitate social and economic progress; established on May 5, 1949, by 10 founding states (Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-219351   (1041 words)

 Council of Europe
Reaffirming her wish to make Europe a corporal punishment-free continent, she announced a programme entitled ''Supporting parents in the best interests of the child'', which would be focused mainly on parenting in conditions of poverty and social exclusion and on parents' role in preventing violence against children.
To mark the publication of ''The Right to Life'', Council of Europe Publishing is arranging a lecture-debate at the bookshop Librairie Kléber at 5 pm on Saturday 4 February (1 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, Strasbourg) with the author.
The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) published on 2 February the report on its visit to the Slovak Republic in February / March 2005, together with the Slovak Government's response.
www.coe.int   (596 words)

 Monitoring Human Rights in Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The monitoring of human rights and the prevention of human rights violations through reporting procedures; V. Dimitrijević.
A comparative study of the monitoring mechanisms and the important institutional frameworks for human rights protection with the Council of Europe, the CSCE and the European Community; M. Pentikäinen, M. Scheinin.
The contribution of NGOs to the monitoring and protection of human rights in Europe: an analysis of the role and access of NGOs to the intergovernmental organisations; R. Brett.
www.brill.nl /product.asp?ID=19082   (320 words)

 Restoring & Safeguarding Religious Freedom: A Guide to Protecting your Human Rights in Europe by Church of ...
The fundamental assumption of human rights is that each individual is a moral and rational being possessing certain inalienable rights.
Human rights are based on respect for the individual and his beliefs.
Guidelines are given for those who find their rights violated, along with a directory of human rights advocacy organizations which offer assistance.
religiousfreedom.freedommag.org   (337 words)

 Central Europe Human Rights News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
policy is the promotion of democracy and human rights, including free speech and freedom of the...
Czech and foreign human rights advocates viewed the wall as an expression of racism as community flats are mostly...
Now, after hearing of a similar case in the Czech Republic, Mr Doak is to use European human rights legislation to seek a judicial review and get the full pre-2002 discount of 70%...
www.einnews.com /centraleurope/newsfeed-CentralEuropeHumanRights   (998 words)

 Church of Scientology International European Public Affairs and Human Rights Office
The Church of Scientology International has, since 1990, maintained a human rights office in Brussels.
This has served as a focal point for our many programmes to inform the public about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and how the Declaration’s precepts can be used to bring about a humane and peaceful society based on respect for every individual.
To that end, our conference and meeting rooms are available to human rights and community betterment organisations for seminars, roundtables, and other events.
www.scientology-europe.org   (260 words)

 Press Statements - Church of Scientology International Human Rights Office - France 2002
Human Rights group criticizes religious freedom violations in France
Church of Scientology to ask Council of Europe to investigate perversion of French justice system
Church of Scientology files human rights application against France before European Court of Human Rights over controversial religion law; other churches expected to follow
www.humanrights-france.org /press/index.htm   (316 words)

 Democracy and Human Rights in Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He cannot rightfully be compelled to do or forbear because it will be better for him to do so, because it will make him happier, because, in the opinions of others, to do so would be wise, or even right.
It will not do to give the usual quibbling answer, “I refuse to choose.” In the end the choice may be forced upon us.
Europe assuming mantle of global human rights leadership Europe Wins on Human Rights
www.worldpolicy.org /globalrights/europe/europe.html   (353 words)

 Writing Seminar 177 / 178 - Human Rights and the Rule of Law, A Research Guide
Freedom in the World is an annual comparative assessment of the state of political rights and civil liberties in 192 countries and 18 related and disputed territories.
It continues to be "a vigorous proponent of democratic values and a steadfast opponent of dictatorships of the far left and the far right" according to its mission statement.
Also, undertakes research and action to prevent and end grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination.
www.princeton.edu /~sbwhite/w177webb.html   (4818 words)

 Human Rights in Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
For the time being it serves as a very incomplete list of links to sites with information on human rights in Europe.
Council for the Defence of Human Rights and Freedoms in Prishtina
Documents human rights abuses of the Serbian authorities in primarily ethnic Albanian inhabited Kosova.
www.derechos.org /human-rights/europe   (146 words)

 Human Rights Watch - Defending Human Rights Worldwide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Human Rights Watch - Defending Human Rights Worldwide
Militias based in Darfur are launching cross-border raids on villages in Chad on an almost daily basis, killing civilians, burning villages, and stealing cattle in a pattern of attacks that show signs of ethnic bias.
147 NGOs Weigh in on U.N. Human Rights Council
www.hrw.org   (141 words)

 WELCOME TO SITE OF THE DIRECTORATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Directorate General of Human Rights provides secretarial support for bodies established under the European Social Charter, the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture, the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and for the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance.
The Directorate also assists in the implementation of the Council of Europe's inter-governmental programme of activities and assists the Committee of Ministers in the exercise of its functions under the European Convention on Human Rights
The Human Rights Information Centre of the Council of Europe disseminates information on the application of the European Convention on Human Rights and about the general human rights activities of the Council of Europe.
www.humanrights.coe.int /Intro/eng/GENERAL/welc2dir.htm   (129 words)

 Find in a Library: Monitoring human rights in Europe : comparing international procedures and mechanisms
Monitoring human rights in Europe : comparing international procedures and mechanisms
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : M. Nijhoff in co-operation with the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights ; Norwell, MA, U.S.A. : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1993.
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/72089761223a3f01a19afeb4da09e526.html   (96 words)

 The ECHR and the Future of Human Rights in Europe
The ECHR and the Future of Human Rights in Europe
Monitoring human rights and the rule of law in Europe
The ECHR and the Future of Human Rights in Europe »
www.eumap.org /journal/features/2002/may02   (302 words)

 Human Rights in Europe - Universitatea din Bucuresti
Human Rights in Europe - Universitatea din Bucuresti
Home > Studies > Scholarships > SOROS summer schools scholarships > Human Rights > Human Rights in Europe
The Summer School work is based primarily on discussion of various aspects and issues of human rights in Europe, including the philosophical and ideological sources of their modern conception, the juridical and institutional forms of the human rights implementation and current political practices in countries of Europe.
www.unibuc.ro /en/burse_hre_en   (107 words)

 Scientology Effective Solutions - Making Human Rights a Reality
We trust the information will be of interest — and use.
European Office for Public Affairs and Human Rights
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www.humanrightsareality.org   (275 words)

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