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[Human Rights Watch]/EU: Much Talk on Rights, Few Results

EU: MUCH TALK ON RIGHTS, FEW RESULTS

 

Political Will, Collective Action Needed to Address Serious Abuses
JANUARY 21, 2014
  • European Union flags fly in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. © Reuters 2012

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Respect for human rights is measured in deeds, not words. Ordinary people, from the homeless in Hungary, to black and Arab teenagers constantly stopped by the police in France, to Syrian asylum seekers in Greece, are paying the price for the lack of robust rights enforcement.
Judith Sunderland, senior Europe and Central Asia researcher

(Brussels) – European Union (EU) leaders in 2013 acknowledged problems of rising intolerance and persistent human rights violations across the EU, but failed to take concerted action, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2014. Human Rights Watch documented EU-level developments in migration and asylum, discrimination and intolerance, and counterterrorism, highlighting events in 11 member states, including a new member, Croatia.

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