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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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.
27. June 2017
COMECE Secretariat expressed its position concerning the chosen topic of "belonging" in the context of the consultation launched by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights in view of the Fundamental Rights Forum 2018.
18. May 2017
The Plenary of the European Parliament has approved the CULT Committee decision to enter into negotiations with the Council and the Commission on the revision of the Audiovisual Media Service Directive. COMECE welcomes this vote and encourages the EU institutions to prioritise child protection in the forthcoming negotiations.