Although this post has not very much to do with translation (but in fact it has) or financie (but, again, in fact it has), today I would like to raise the matter of respect for human rights as a basic and fundamental principle of the European Communities. As complicated and overwhelming as this migratory wave may be, we must not forget that they are scared, tired, vulnerable human beings.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Article 3: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Artcle 14: (1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution
Article 25: (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
Article 28. Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.