HUMANISM STANDS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

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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  • [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 […]
  • Freedom on beaten path: the story of Lamine Madani, young Algerian freethinker

  • “Reasonable accommodation”: the EHF urges the Council of Europe to reject drafts

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    [Press release] Council of Europe rejects recommendation on reasonable accommodation 01/29/2020

    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 […]

    Civil Society Organisations write to Commissioner Jourová on SLAPP lawsuits 01/27/2020

    27 Civil Society Organisations, including the EHF, sent a letter to Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová calling on her to include all those impacted by SLAPP lawsuits in proposed new legislation. Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) are used to target journalists, academia, trade unionist, activists, Civil Society […]

    Freedom on beaten path: the story of Lamine Madani, young Algerian freethinker 01/23/2020

    Far from being fair and transparent, the process of considering asylum applications in Europe fails to take into account the life-stances and situation of non-believers. People holding non-theistic or atheistic beliefs encounter many difficulties when fleeing prosecutions worldwide. These difficulties can vary from deficient understandings of the risks non-believers face in their countries, to inadequate […]