Teach Me l’Europe: European values and human rights

Teach Me l'Europe

Sunday, January 21 at 4:00pm

On the occasion of the exhibition “They defend our freedoms. 30 years of the Sakharov Prize”, the Lieu d’Europe invites you to deepen your knowledge of human rights protection in Europe.

The European Union is founded on fundamental values: the rule of law, human rights and democracy. Today, some of these values ​​seem to be in danger: in September 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union reaffirmed the principle of solidarity between Europeans in the reception of refugees by rejecting the recourse of Slovakia and Hungary . In December 2017, the European Commission launched an unprecedented procedure against the Polish government, which remained unresponsive to requests to bend its controversial judicial reforms. Professor Florence Benoit-Rohmer will take analyze the human rights situation in Europe and the possible reactions of the EU to the denial of certain values ​​by some member states.

Professor of public law, former member of the Scientific Committee of the Agency for Fundamental Rights of the European Union and President of the Robert Schuman University from 2003 to 2008, Florence Benoit-Rohmer is now head of the Master’s degree in Human Rights from the University of Strasbourg and General Secretary of the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratization. S