The basic aims of the MFHR are: research, study, defence, protection and safeguarding from violations, promotion and dissemination of internationally recognized Human Rights for all, without any discrimination.


Harmonization of social policies with internationally recognized Human Rights principles and rules

For several years now, efforts have been made to disseminate what – in our opinion – is a fundamental principle: that any policy which involves dealing with and regulating a social problem must be based on the principles and rules of internationally recognised Human Rights. Otherwise, any social policy which is contrary to Human Rights or supports national traditions and practices which conflict with internationally recognized Human Rights – which are universal, indivisible and interdependent – is condemned to fail. It destroys the most important and noblest achievement of humanity, that is, the indivisible and universal edifice of Human Rights rules and principles.

By way of example, we could mention the following books, inspired by this guiding principle:

1. Droits de l'homme et politique anticriminelle, A. Yotopoulos-Marangopoulos (ed.), Ant. N. Sakkoulas/Bruylant, Athens-Komotini/Brussels, 2007, 267 p. [in French and English], esp. pp. 13-21, 173-190, 277-278.

2. La pauvreté, un défi pour les droits de l’homme, E. Decaux, A. Yotopoulos-Marangopoulos (éd.), MFHR Series, No. 14, A. Pedone, Paris, 2009, 281 p. [in French], esp. pp.15 -24, 255, and 277-278.

3. Collective Violence and Aggressiveness in Schools, National Commission for Human Rights, A. Yotopoulos-Marangopoulos (ed.), sponsor: MFHR, publ. Nomiki Bibliothiki, Athens, 2010, 367 p. [in Greek], esp. pp. 206-207 and 228-232.

4. Criminology in the Face of Contemporary Challenges, A. Yotopoulos-Marangopoulos, publ. Nomiki Bibliothiki (ed.), Athens 2011, 333 p. [in Greek], esp. pp. 297-304 (see also various studies and commentaries by A. Yotopoulos-Marangopoulos, President of the MFHR, such as Politique (Anti) criminelle de Droits de l’Homme, une théorie générale et quelques défis particuliers, in Annales Internationales de Criminologie, 2004, No. 42, 1/2, pp. 7-20).