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Social Pillar, high-level social safeguards for everyone?
On 8 March 2016, the European Commission presented its communication for a public consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights which is accompanied by an outline of the Pillar as well as two staff working documents: one on key economic, labour market and societal trends and one on the EU social acquis. The process of building the Pillar is part of the ongoing “Deepening the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)” and foresees a final proposal for the Pillar early in 2017.
European Parliament Resolution on Algeria: One Year After
One year ago, on 30 April 2015, the European Parliament adopted the first resolution on Algeria for over a decade. EuroMed Rights, the FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), in the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, and SOLIDAR, welcomed the resolution calling especially Algerian authorities “to ensure the safety and security of civil society activists and human rights defenders and their freedom to pursue their legitimate and peaceful activities”.
Egypt - CSO Statement: The State must protect the constitutional right of peaceful protest
Over the past four days, the police have arrested at least 100 people in eight governorates, in what appears to be an attempt to intimidate the public and prevent any demonstrations on April 25 2016. The police have arrested young people in cafes in downtown Cairo, at metro stations, at random police checkpoints and at their homes. Lawyers tracking the arrests say that the number of arrests is expected to increase in the coming hours given the long list of arrest warrants they have seen on prosecutors’ desks.
Earthquake in Ecuador: SOLIDAR members’ operations in the country and contacts
On Saturday 16th April, Ecuador’s Pacific coast was struck by the country’s strongest earthquake in decades: a 7.8-magnitude tremor killing people, flattening buildings and damaging roads. A real tragedy. SOLIDAR members present in the country and neighbouring countries area have immediately mobilised and have been actively involved in providing humanitarian support and aid to people in Ecuador. Below you can find an overview of the SOLIDAR Member organisations present and active in Ecuador.