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A fire burns in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil
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Bachelet to the Human Rights Council on climate emergency: “The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope”

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, opened the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council (9-27 September) with a speech focused on the relations between climate ...

Last update 20 Sep 2019
Building peace and reconciliation through the creation of a Ministry of Peace
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Building peace and reconciliation through the creation of a Ministry of Peace, Geneva, 20 September 2019

The Pope John XXIII Community Association (APG23) and the Republic of San Marino organize, during the 42nd ordinary session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (9-27 September 2019), the ...

Last update 18 Sep 2019
MA  in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance, Study Trip to the International Organizations in Geneva A.Y. 2018/2019
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Study Trip to the International Organizations in Geneva, A.Y. 2018/2019

Study Trip to the International Organizations in Geneva A.Y. 2018/2019  

Last update 12 Jun 2019
A session of the Model UPR 2018, at the University of Padova, Dec. 6-7, 2018
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Model United Nations (MUN) on human rights simulating the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Padova, 1° edition, December 2018

On the 6th and 7th of December 2018, the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padova have hosted the first Model United Nations (MUN) on human rights simulating the Universal ...

Last update 20 May 2019
Mediterranea Saving Humans
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United Nations independent experts sent a letter to the Italian Government condemning a draft law by Italian Interior Minister to fine migrant rescuers

United Nations human rights experts Felipe González Morales, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants; Nils Melzer, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or ...

Last update 28 May 2019
logo UniPD
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Padova Model Universal Periodic Review - UPR

The Human Rights Centre of the University of Padova organizes the Universal Periodic Review Model. The simulations are widespread academic projects in which well-prepared students try ...

Last update 13 May 2019
Tent city of San Ferdinando, Calabria region, built next to the previous slum where hundreds of migrant workers lived
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United Nations Human Rights Experts call Italy for urgent measures to protect migrant workers of the informal settlement of San Ferdinando in Calabria

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

Last update 21 Mar 2019
A session of the Model UPR 2018, at the University of Padova, Dec. 6-7, 2018
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At the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padova the first Model UN on the UPR

On the 6th and 7th of December 2018,  the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padova have hosted the first Model United Nations (MUN) on human rights simulating the Universal Periodic ...

Last update 24 Apr 2019
Logo of the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, 26-28 November 2018
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United Nations: 7th Forum on Business and Human Rights, Geneva, 26-28 November 2018

The United Nations annual Forum on Business and Human Rights will take place in Geneva from 26 to 28 November 2018. The Forum is the global platform for stock-taking and lesson-sharing on efforts ...

Last update 13 Nov 2018
Business and Human Rights
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United Nations: the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights has released the first draft of the legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises

At its 26th session, on 26 June 2014, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution A/HRC/RES/26/9 by which it decided to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational ...

Last update 3 Aug 2018
Wide view of the 23rd session of the Human Rights Council.
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Human Rights Council: intersessional workshop on the right to peace

An intersessional workshop on the right to peace will be held on Thursday, 14 June 2018, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. On 22 June 2017, the Human Rights Council decided to convene, with the ...

Last update 28 Mar 2019
A little girl with a soft teddy Bear  in her hand
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Council of Europe: 2nd report on the protection of children against sexual abuse

In a report published on 13 february 2018, the Council of Europe’s (CoE) Lanzarote Committee analyses the strategies used by 26 european countries to protect children against sexual abuse in ...

Last update 2 Mar 2018
Voting at the General Assembly. In the upper left, the emblem of the United Nations.
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Making history in the United Nations: the General Assembly adopts a Declaration on the Right to peace promoted by civil society organizations

We forward the following press release, signed by Ambassador Christian Guillermet Fernández, former Chairperson/Rapporteur of the Working Group on the Right to Peace (2013-2015) and Dr. David ...

Last update 28 Mar 2019
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The Declaration on the right to peace is in the pipeline to the General Assembly of the United Nations

Antonio Papisca, Marco Mascia (2016)

Human Rights Academic Voice

Last update 30 May 2019
Logo of the Foundation Paz sin fronteras
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Peace has your signature: Foundation Peace Without Borders launched a petition for the right to peace

Foundation Peace Without Borders (Paz Sin Fronteras) launched the “Peace has your signature” initiative. It consists of a petition to demand to the UN Human Rights Council to adopt a ...

Last update 28 Mar 2019