Human Rights are a significant focus for international organisations such as the European Union, Council of Europe, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and United Nations.
CEC Member Churches advocate for the promotion and protection of human rights at the highest standards inside Europe and beyond its borders.
We monitor and advocate for the implementation of civil and political rights, as well as social, economic and cultural rights vis-à-vis International Organisations and European Institutions. We devote attention to a number of specific issues including freedom of religion or belief, anti-discrimination legislation, and developing resources for training and human rights education. Recent consultations on freedom of religion or belief and religious minorities in culturally diverse societies have produced statements on these topics.
Let us work together for creation of a human rights culture!
For more information on these issues please contact Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic.
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22 Mar, 2007
From 20 to 21 March delegations of experts from the Russian Orthodox Church and from the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met in Moscow to discuss about human rights.
28 Feb, 2007
The Church and Society Commission welcomes the inauguration of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency
The Church and Society Commission welcomed the inauguration of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (on 1 March 2007 ) which was formerly called the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC).
4 Mar, 2004
In March 2004, the Conference of European Churches partnered with the Lutheran World Federation to host a human rights training workshop on human rights and religious freedom. It took place in Bratislava (Slovakia) from 3 to 7 March and brought together representatives of protestant and Orthodox churches from 15 countries in central and eastern Europe.
4 Sep, 2000
Please click here for a PDF version of the work programme of the Working Group on Human Rights and Religious Freedom from 2000.
4 Aug, 2000
Contribution of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) to the European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights
The NGOs with consultative status with the Council of Europe are very appreciative of the opportunity given them to present comments on the two "Preliminary Drafts of Resolutions no. 1 and 2" set out in the document CDDH-GR(00)8 of 23 May 2000.