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.

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    EHF warns U.N. about obstacles to asylum for persecuted non-believers 03/14/2019

    On 12 March, the European Humanist Federation took the floor at the United Nations in Geneva and urged the Human Rights Council to take strong action in order to facilitate asylum procedures for non-believers fleeing persecutions worldwide. Although the UN Refugee Agency and the EU have issued guidelines to help governments dealing with this issue, […]

    MEPs to J.C. Juncker: is EU Special Envoy for FoRB able to carry out his mandate? 02/22/2019

    Many might remember that a month ago, we were both happy about the content of a a European Parliament report and outraged about the political messaging being carried out around it. This was the EP report on the mandate of the EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief much more balanced than what […]

    EHF comments on EU ethical guidelines for artificial intelligence 02/05/2019

    Following an online consultation organised by the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (HLEG AI), we submitted our humanist contribution to the on-going debate on the European ethical guidelines that should accompany the development of this technology (or rather these technologies) that carry both tremendous potential but also very serious threats. In brief, […]