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Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary general of the Council of Europe

Council of Europe: the Secretary General’s Annual report “Ready for Future Challenges – Reinforcing the Council of Europe” has been...

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has published his last annual report concerning the future challenges...

Last update 17/4/2019
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović speaking at the Parliamentary Assembly

Council of Europe: the Commissioner for Human Rights presented her annual report on the main human rights challenges

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, presented her first annual activity report in a debate before...

Last update 10/4/2019
Simona Lanzoni, elected for two consecutive terms as a member of the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) of the Council of Europe

Council of Europe: Simona Lanzoni of Italy re-elected as member of GREVIO

The Committee of the States Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and...

Last update 3/4/2019
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PHRG - Peace Human Rights Governance: the first issue of 2019 is out

The first issue of 2019 of the University of Padova Human Rights Centre's scientific journal, Peace Human Rights Governance (PHRG),...

Last update 29/3/2019
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Study trip in Israel and Palestine 2019: call for applications

It is now possible to apply for the selection of n. 10 places to participate in the study trip in...

Last update 28/3/2019
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AHRI: Annual Conference on Human Rights, Potsdam, 6 and 7 September 2019

The annual conference of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) will be hosted by the Human Rights Centre of...

Last update 27/3/2019
Tent city of San Ferdinando, Calabria region, built next to the previous slum where hundreds of migrant workers lived

United Nations Human Rights Experts call Italy for urgent measures to protect migrant workers of the informal settlement of San...

The UN experts Ms Urmila Bhoola (South Africa), Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences,...

Last update 21/3/2019
The European Commission for Democracy through Law - better known as the Venice Commission

Council of Europe: the Venice Commission published guidelines for ombudsman institutions

The Venice Commission published a set of guidelines to protect ombudsman institutions, following threats to these institutions in recent years....

Last update 21/3/2019
Picture of one of the activities held during the Summer School

EIUC: Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy (14th edition)

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) organises the 14th edition of the Summer School in Cinema...

Last update 13/3/2019

Call for papers: PHRG devotes a special issue to “Challenges and opportunities for children’s rights facing developments in technology” (deadline...

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989-2019),...

Last update 12/3/2019
Women human rights defenders in an illustration by Illustration by artist María María Acha-Kutscher

United Nations: the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders dedicates his annual report to women human rights...

On the occasion of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which is taking place in Geneva...

Last update 8/3/2019

The Council of the European Union appointed a new EU Special Representative for Human Rights.

The Council of the European Union has nominated Eamon Gilmore as EU Special Representative for Human Rights. The role of...

Last update 8/3/2019
Logo celebrating the 100 years of the International Labour Organisation

United Nations: the ILO celebrates its 100th anniversary (1919-2019) and launches a news website to get closer to people

The International Labour Organisation (ILO), one of the first specialised agencies to become part of the United Nations system and aimed...

Last update 8/3/2019
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Council of Europe: the Commissioner for Human Rights addressed a letter to Italy calling to ensure the human rights of...

The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Dunja Mijatović, addressed a letter to the Prime Minister of...

Last update 15/2/2019
Ambassador Michele Giacomelli, Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe

Ambassador Michele Giacomelli is the new Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe

Ambassador Michele Giacomelli has been appointed as the new Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe. Giacomelli, whose...

Last update 14/2/2019