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    U.N. Publishes EHF statement on the hijacking of human rights 09/20/2018

    The UN Human Rights Council has published the EHF’s written statement on the hijacking of human rights concepts to undermine people’s rights and freedoms. Indeed an increasing number of conservatives and religious fundamentalists use human rights concepts and language to spread messages promoting their reactionary agendas. The EHF’s statement documents these trends and provides evidence […]

    Our message to the OSCE: Repeal ALL blasphemy laws 09/14/2018

    On 13 September, the EHF took part in the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting organised by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). This annual event serves as a platform for the 57 OSCE participating States, OSCE Partners, civil society, international organizations and other relevant actors to take stock of the implementation of […]

    The Sargentini Report: A Christian dilemma 09/11/2018

    An EHF opinion by our President, Giulio Ercolessi, published in Euractiv on 11 September 2018. More than ever, Europe’s democratic values are under threat and the political developments in Hungary perfectly illustrate that. Hence the importance of this week’s vote on Hungary in the European Parliament. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán recently delivered two speeches in […]