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.
Mandatory declaration of religion breaches human rights, says EHF member NSS Posted: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 The National Secular Society, a member of the European Humanist Federation, has challenged a requirement that parents in Greece must declare their religion on children’s birth certificates in an intervention at the European Court of Human Rights. In Papanikolaou v Greece, […]
NEWSLETTER JUNE 2020 EDITORIAL Neil AndersonChair of Commission-EHP Welcome to the Summer edition of the EHP Newsletter. As international humanists we know that when our blue planet is viewed from space, there are no national boundaries to be seen – and while Covid 19 pays scant regard to borders one of the outcomes of the global […]
Panayote Dimitras (right) at the OSCE meeting on Freedom of Expression on 22 June 2020 (left) Statement submitted by the European Humanist Federation at the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) II on Freedom of Expression, Media and Information (Online event 22-23 June 2020) “Prohibitions of displays of lack of respect for a religion or […]