Statements

Regaining trust and countering fear

Human Rights as a tool against transgression and populism Statement of Justice and Peace Europa on the occasion of Human Rights Day (10 December)   We live in a world full of unrests in many areas, be it politics, the economy, society or culture. More and more people feel insecure and are...

Creating a safe haven for all: Refugees and human dignity

Europe is at a crossroads: Will it show leadership based on its commitment to the values of human rights and solidarity, or will it choose to exclude refugees from access to dignified and safe life, giving way to nationalist and populist agendas? The Conference of European Justice and Peace...

Statement on the European Union

By the General Assembly of the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions   The informal EU summit in Bratislava on 16 September was the first occasion after the UK referendum for the 27 Heads of State and Government of the European Union to meet without the UK prime minster. The...

Fairer taxation strengthens social justice

Statement of Justice and Peace Europe on recent decisions of the Council of the European Union   In recent months and years, media leaks have revealed the shocking extent of systematic tax fraud and aggressive tax avoidance. Tax havens and loopholes in the legislation of many countries are at...

A Catholic pledge for the Sustainable Development Goals

Statement of the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions on the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals at the UN General Assembly in New York, 25 September 2015  1. The 25th of September 2015 was a special and memorable day. On this same day Pope Francis gave an...

EU Agenda on Migration: a first step in the right direction

“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers” (Hebrew 13:2)   Since 19 April 2015, when 800 people died in a boat disaster in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, the European institutions have intensively addressed the issue of migration and the treatment of refugees in Europe and on...

Promoting social rights and reducing social inequality

El Comité Ejecutivo de la Conferencia Europea de Comisiones de Justicia y Paz (Justicia y Paz Europa) acoge con satisfacción el documento de Bruselas sobre el futuro de los derechos sociales en Europa y la propuesta que contiene para mejorar la protección de los derechos sociales como derechos...