Discriminatory Funding Policies by European Governments Threaten Human Rights

Terre des Hommes is greatly concerned by some European governments and the European Commission’s revision or suspension of crucial funding for Palestinian and Israeli civil society organisations and call on them to immediately reverse these decisions.

Terre des Hommes, together with over 100 civil society organisations have signed a joint letter expressing deep concern over the decisions of several European governments to suspend or review funding for numerous Palestinian and Israeli civil society organisations. These decisions, taken by countries such as Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as the European Commission -based on allegations which are not founded on credible evidence-, will reduce critical support for Human Rights defenders and therefore, further erode human rights’ protections across the region.

Find the letter and list of signatories here.