Humanism is an ethical worldview affirming that individuals have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. Deeply committed to the protection of Human Rights, humanism defends the right for everyone to choose their beliefs, values and lifestyles, subject only to them not interfering with other people’s rights.

Read more

  • Offences against religious feelings: Willy Toledo prosecuted in Spain

  • [Opinion] The « Affaire Mila » reveals several burning questions

  • [Press release] Council of Europe rejects recommendation on reasonable accommodation

    Brussels, 29 January 2020 – The European Humanist Federation (EHF) welcomes the rejection of the recommendation on “The protection of freedom of religion or belief in the workplace” by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (CoE), an important step towards non-discrimination of employees. The EHF also welcomes the fact that resolution approved at […]


    Recognise the climate crisis as a cause of flight 02/17/2020

    Have a look at the original press statment here (in German) Fleeing from climatic conditions and changes that are clearly attributable to man-made climate change should be legally recognised. This is what CEO of Humanistische Vereinigung (HV) and Vice President of the EHF Michael Bauer stated, as he called for German and European law to […]

    Offences against religious feelings: Willy Toledo prosecuted in Spain 02/14/2020

    On 17 February, Spanish actor Willy Toledo will appear in Court for alleged crime against freedom of conscience, offences against religious feelings, and offence of obstruction of justice. The trial comes after ultra-conservative organisation Abogados Cristianos (the Spanish Association of Cristian Lawyers) had failed a complaint against him for several comments he disseminated on Facebook […]

    [Opinion] The « Affaire Mila » reveals several burning questions 02/11/2020

    By Martine Cerf The case itself and its many twists and turns have continually challenged the understanding of freedom of expression, the identification of the victim and the role of the State. Let us try to review these questions and the errors of judgment that they sometimes unveil.   Some people believe death threats are […]