Human Rights

AEGEE / European Students’ Forum expresses solidarity with Armenian young people defending their fundamental rights

electricyerevan

Jun 25, 2015

From June 19 AEGEE has attentively followed the recent stand-off and major public discontent over the increase of the electricity price in Armenia. AEGEE strongly condemns excessive use of force by the Police aimed at dispersing the crowd on the morning of June 23, resulting in arrest of more than 250 civic activists. We are, furthermore, […]

“If we don’t cry out, who will?”

Jun 04, 2014

Commeorating 25 years of the Tianammen Square massacre As a European students’ organisation, we do not often look beyond Europe in these days while so many conflicts are happening in our continent. But today we do. We want to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the crackdown of one of the biggest students’ protests in history, […]

Tense situation in Ukraine the days before their most important elections.

May 22, 2014

Even though most western media have shifted attention from Ukraine, AEGEE-Europe / European Students’ Forum is still concerned about the situation in the country. We pay close attention to the Eastern regions, where several independence referendums were conducted some days ago. Regarding the absence of the international observers, and the lack of a legal framework […]

How AEGEE is helping at the Turkey mining tragedy and the Balkan floods.

May 20, 2014

In the past days, two different tragedies have shaken our continent with too little impact on the news in many of the EU countries, which are focused into their national problems, the European Parliament elections, and in some superficial events such as the end of the football championships. In Turkey, 300 people died trapped in […]

AEGEE-Europe condemns the new Ukrainian freedom-limiting legislation

Jan 17, 2014

The members of AEGEE-Europe / European Students’ Forum are deeply concerned with the recent adoption by the Ukrainian Parliament (Verhovna Rada) of a new draft law that would severe multiple basic freedoms in the country. The law was approved on January 16th during a very irregular Parliamentary session, and is now waiting to be signed […]

Croatian referendum to introduce discrimination in their constitution

Dec 01, 2013

Croatia, the newest member of the EU, is today having a referendum that aims to modify their constitution for the first time in 22 years. The change in constitution is to include a sentence that specifies that marriage is an institution between a man and a woman. and it is a clear attack to the […]

#FreeTheArctic30

Oct 06, 2013

Company wrecks climate. Climate melts ice. Company prepares to drill even more oil. NGO protests drills. Coast guard attacks NGO’s boat. Crew are called pirates. Pirates are locked up. The end. Or is it? Today, October 5, in 160+ cities around the world citizens stood together with the Arctic 30, their families, friends, and colleagues. […]

Let’s give peace an opportunity

Sep 21, 2013

Have you heard of World Peace Day? Today we celebrate the annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence. 21 September become the official International Day of Peace in 2001, before it was changing dates. But the United Nations count for this day with an incredible ally, the Peace One Day organization which works to make […]

Closing our eyes in Azerbaijan? No, thank you!

Sep 04, 2013

The European Parliament’s Democracy Support and Election Coordination Group decided last July 13th that the European Union will not send a delegation of observers for the presidential elections in Azerbaijan next October. This controversial decision contrasts with the presence of the EU as observer in the last Presidential elections in the country, lacked a proper […]

Deportation of a French student in Turkey as a consequence of the #Gezi protests

Jul 03, 2013

Turkey is not in the news anymore. The focus of the media shifted to more pressing events in other parts of the world, like Brazil (first because of the massive protests there, later because of a football championship). Even the new massive protests in Egypt are not on the first page of the newspapers anymore; […]