Joint NGO Response to the Draft Copenhagen Declaration

Joint NGO Response to the Draft Copenhagen Declaration

20/02/2018

The AIRE Centre, Amnesty International, the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, the European Implementation Network, Fair Trials, the International Commission of Jurists, Open Society Justice Initiative and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) welcome this opportunity to respond to the Draft Copenhagen Declaration on the European Convention on Human Rights system presented by the Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers on 5 February 2018. The aforementioned organisations recognise and appreciate the open approach of the Danish Chairmanship in the development of this Declaration, and in particular its willingness to involve civil society throughout the process.

The text is available here and Joint_NGO_Response_to_the_Copenhagen_Declaration_-_13_February_2018_with_signatures_22Feb

This joint NGO response is further being supported by the following organisations
(status as of 22 February 2018):
 Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ), United Kingdom
 DIGNITY, Danish Institute against Torture, Denmark
 FIACAT – International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of
Torture
 Foundation Against the Violation of Law NGO, Armenia
 Georgian Institute of European Values (GIEV), Georgia
 Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, Georgia
 Greek Helsinki Monitor, Greece
 Human Rights Centre “Memorial”, Russian Federation
 ILGA-Europe, Belgium
 Institute for Peace and Democracy, Azerbaijan/Netherlands
 International Partnership for Human Rights
 Justice and Peace Netherlands, The Netherlands
 Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Serbia
 Legal Resources Centres, Moldova
 LGBT Denmark, the Danish National Organisation for Gay Men, Lesbians,
Bisexuals and Transgender Persons, Denmark
 Macedonian Young Lawyers Association (MYLA) , “The former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia”
 Mass Media Defence Centre, Russian Federation
 PINK Armenia, Armenia
 Promo-LEX Moldova, Moldova
 Redress, United Kingdom
 The Danish Refugee Council, Denmark
 The European Centre of Albania, Albania
 The Europe in Law Association, Armenia
 The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Poland
 The Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Hungary
 The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, Ukraine
 Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG), Georgia

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