Tuesday 28. March 2017
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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25. January 2017

European Court of Human Rights: a key decision on surrogate motherhood

COMECE Press 25/01/2017  

The Grand Chamber Judgment clarifies that there is no obligation to recognise parental ties if there is no biological link.

20. January 2017
EPRS - Presentation of the book ' Dictionary of religions - Contribution of research to interreligious dialogue '

Churches: which response to terrorism in Europe ?

Webnews 20/01/2017

“One of the causes of the jihadi Salafism development is the lack of alternative proposals by our society” said Br Olivier Poquillon, Secretary general of COMECE, in his intervention to 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum.

23. November 2016

How to ensure media pluralism ?

Webnews 23/11/2016

COMECE participated to the second edition of the "Fundamental Rights Colloquium", organised on a yearly basis by the European Commission. The topic was "Media Pluralism and Democracy". The COMECE Secretariat had contributed to the relevant consultation with a detailed submission

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Alessandro Calcagno

Legal advisor for Fundamental Rights and Article 17 TFEU issues Secretary of the COMECE...
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