Justice & Fundamental rights
Respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights are the values on which the European Union is founded. The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU is the fundamental text of reference for Union policies and initiatives. COMECE closely follows policies related to justice and fundamental rights in areas such as equality and non-discrimination, data protection, family matters, rights of the child, child protection and EU citizenship. COMECE is of the view that fundamental rights must have a clear and objective concept of human dignity as their basis, that the focus must be on the ethical implications of EU policies and legislation, and that considerations must be given to the way these latter may impact on the activities of the Church. COMECE is assisted in this mission by a Legal Affairs Commission.
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29. November 2017
COMECE Legal Affairs Commission gathered under the presidency of Mgr. Hoogenboom to discuss the impact on Churches of EU data protection and non-discrimination laws.
27. November 2017
COMECE, together with its ecumenical partners and the current EU Presidency, organised in Tallinn the conference “Securitisation of Religious Freedom - Religion and Scope of State Control" on the role of religion and Churches in the European Union.
22. September 2017
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) seems to be willing to mark a new openness to Churches and religious communities, as a wide-ranging expert meeting was organised on the nexus between religion and human rights.