The initiators of “Everyone – Six New Fundamental Rights for Europe” wrote in their appeal: “Politicians no longer seem to be able to cope with six of the greatest challenges of our time: environmental destruction, digitization, the power of algorithms, systematic lies in politics, uninhibited Globalization and threats to the rule of law.

The fundamental rights formulated by Schirach and promoted by the “Jeder Mensch e.V.” foundation are as follows:

Article 1 – Environment

Everyone has the right to live in an environment that is healthy and protected.

Article 2 – Digital Self-Determination

Everyone has the right to digital self-determination. Harvesting people’s personal data or manipulating people is forbidden. Harvesting people’s data or manipulating people is forbidden.

Article 3 – Artificial Intelligence

Everyone has the right to know that the algorithms imposed on them are transparent, verifiable and fair. Key decisons must be taken be a human being. Key decisions must be made by a human being.

Article 4 – Truth

Everyone has the right that statements made by officials are true.

Article 5 – Globalization

Everyone has the right to be offered only those goods and services that are produced and provided in accordance with universal human rights.

Article 6 – Fundamental Rights Lawsuits

Everyone has the right to bring a lawsuit before the European Courts when the Charter’s fundamental rights are systematical violated.

For me, these 6 new basic rights are visionary, fair and above all simple. Everyone can read, understand and sign them. If you think that’s great too, you can take part in the campaign and sign here.

Tips for further reading / sources:

Foundation Jeder Mensch e. V., Comments on the new fundamental rights , April 2nd, 2021 , Why we need 6 new fundamental rights for Europe , April 2nd, 2021