28 January 2008, by Freedom House
Freedom in the World, Freedom House’s flagship publication, is the standard-setting comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties. Published annually since 1972, the survey ratings and narrative reports on 193 countries and 15 related and disputed territories are used by policymakers, the media, international corporations, civic activists, and human rights defenders to monitor trends in democracy and track improvements and setbacks in freedom worldwide. The Freedom in the World data and reports are available in their entirety on the Freedom House website.
28 January 2008, by European Citizen Action Service
The report, published today by ECAS is first to present a comprehensive picture of the impact of Bulgaria and Romania joining the European Union on free movement of people - one year on. The 50 page document by Julianna Traser based on 2007 data examines the EU’s fifth enlargement from the perspective of all 27 member states. The report demonstrates, like the previous ones by ECAS, that even with enlargement, free movement within the Union remains at a low level. It concerns less than 2% of the population but is unevenly spread.
28 janvier 2008, par CFDT, CFTC, CGC, FO, MEDEF
The french agreement, called « Modernizing the labour market », has been signed at the 11the of January 2008. Most observers presents it as the french way to flexicurity. The agreement contents new rules to dismiss employees more easyly. The main innovation is the flexible definition of the « testing time » after a new engagement. Another innovation is the possibility to put a end to a contract without dismissial if the employee/worker agrees.
3 December 2007, by Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland - EKD
The Synod follows the development at the external Southern sea borders of the European Union in the Mediterranean with huge concern. Many persons fleeing persecution or economic crisis drown during their attempt to reach European soil. This dramatic situation requires common action of all European Union member states and may not be put on the Mediterranean neighbouring states alone.
12 November 2007, by Association of European Airlines
On 6 November, the Justice, Liberty and Security DG of the European Commission proposed a new plan under which all airlines flying to or from the EU would be required to share 19 pieces of personal data on their passengers to agencies in charge of assessing travellers’ «terrorist risk». This so-called «EU PNR» (Passenger Name Record) would be comparable to the system set up by the United States after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
8 October 2007, by Human Rights First,
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)
A report by Physicians for Human Rights and Human Rights First demonstrates that «enhanced» interrogation techniques are likely to cause «severe» or «serious» physical and mental harm to detainees. The report closely examines the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA) and other US laws, informed by medical and psychological literature. It shows that the authorization of these enhanced interrogation technique
3 October 2007, by Reprieve
Reprieve welcomes the Scottish parliament’s decision to fully investigate the alleged use of Scottish airports to support the CIA’s illegal programme of enforced disappearance, illegal transfer and torture of prisoners in the ‘war on terror.’. Transfers to torture deprive the individual of their most basic human rights and subject them to the cruellest abuse. Many victims of rendition have simply disappeared, as documented by a recent report (‘Off the Record’) by Reprieve and five other major human rights groups.
2. Oktober 2007, von Fischer-Lescano Andreas,
In the context of the EU policies on borders, asylum and migration as well Frontex activities in the Mediterranean, Fischer-Lescano and Löhr, researcher of the Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, were asked to address three questions
17 septembre 2007, par Ligue des droits de l’homme,
Syndicat de la Magistrature,
Syndicat des avocats de France
Le deuxiéme rapport bisannuel de la commission nationale Citoyens-Justice-Police, composée de la Ligue des droits de l’Homme, du Syndicat de la Magistrature et du Syndicat des Avocat de France, est rendu public dans un contexte post électoral qui s’avére préoccupant. Au moment où le nouveau président de la République, ancien ministre de l’Intérieur du gouvernement sortant, prend ses fonctions, on ne peut s’empécher d’avoir en mémoire le bilan politique de ces derniéres années en matiére de sécurité publique.
10 juillet 2007, par Amnesty International
En ce 5 juillet 2007, alors que les Lords juges s’apprêtent à examiner une affaire d’application du régime des ordonnances de contrôle, mis en place dans le cadre de la lutte contre le terrorisme, Amnesty International lance un appel aux autorités britanniques pour qu’elles s’engagent à poursuivre en justice plutôt qu’à persécuter les personnes soupçonnées d’être impliquées dans des actes terroristes.