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Coverpage of Handbook How to Use EU Law to Protect Civic Space

ECNL launches Handbook on “How to Use EU Law to Protect Civic Space”

The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) has released a Handbook on “How to Use EU Law to Protect Civic Space”,...

Last update 19/5/2020
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EIUC: Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy (15th edition) update

Due to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 15th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and...

Last update 6/5/2020
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European Union: open letter from MEPs and civil society on possible threats to the rule of law

On April 15, 2020, in an open letter addressed to the European Commission and the Council of the European Union,...

Last update 27/4/2020
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Opportunities for refugees at the University of Padua

The University of Padua encourages and participate in various initiatives for receiving refugees, asylum seekers and persons in a refugee-like...

Last update 27/4/2020
The top ten countries for press freedom in 2020 are Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Portugal. Ten countries with the worst press freedom situation in the ranking are: Cuba, Laos, Iran, Syri

2020 World Press Freedom Index: COVID-19 likely to affect media freedom

On 21 April, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published its 2020 World Press Freedom Index. According to RSF, the new coronavirus pandemic amplifies existing...

Last update 24/4/2020
Nazioni Unite: Giornata mondiale del rifugiato, 20 giugno 2019

Call for applications for Project University Corridors for Refugees

In cooperation with UNHCR, the University of Padua offers 2 scholarships for the A.Y. 2020/21 to refugee students from Ethiopia....

Last update 23/4/2020
Rapporto CIVICUS Monitor 2019

CIVICUS Monitor Report: global civic space restrictions in 2019

According to a new report released by CIVICUS Monitor, in 2019 twice as many people are living in countries where...

Last update 20/4/2020
Leaflet International conference "On women's rights: between violence and exploitation"

GREVIO published the first four-year General Report on its activities

Progress achieved and obstacles remained in efforts to stop violence against women The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on...

Last update 17/4/2020
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Protect the Rights of Persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Appealed European and UN human rights experts Early in this month, the Commissioner for Human Right of the Council of...

Last update 7/4/2020
Image of a child. Children who are victims of trafficking are protected by the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) presented the 9th General Report

44% rise in identified victims between 2015 and 2018 in Europe On 3 April 2020, the President of the Anti-Trafficking...

Last update 7/4/2020
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European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) – Application deadline extended until 12 May 2020

The Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) has opened the call for applications for the European Master’s Programme in Human...

Last update 1/4/2020
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Domestic violence in the context of COVID-19 lockdowns

On 27 March 2020, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Dubravka Simonovic, urged all States to uphold the...

Last update 30/3/2020

Message from the Office of the National Ombudsperson for the Rights of Detainees and Persons Deprived of their Liberty to...

Appeal of the president Mauro Palma to the prisoners In Rome 21 March 2020, Mr Mauro Palma, the president of...

Last update 26/3/2020
Alliance for Multilateralism

A new Alliance for Multilateralism

The Alliance for Multilateralism, launched during the UN General Assembly of the United Nations in September 2019 by the French and...

Last update 25/3/2020
Council of Europe, Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights: the Annual Report for 2019 has been published

The European Court of Human Rights has published its annual report for 2019. In 2019 the Court celebrated its 60th anniversary....

Last update 25/3/2020