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New UN guide aims to tackle growing problem of elder abuse

Every year, 1 in 6 people aged 60 years and older experience some form of abuse – a trend that...

Last update 25/6/2022

SR on Climate Change – NHRIs Roundtable Consultation, registration deadline 21 June

The UN Special Rapporteur on Climate Change, in partnership with The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), is...

Last update 17/6/2022
Only in exceptional circumstances and with incontrovertible evidence of intentional murder does international law permit the death penalty

OHCHR welcomes progress made in Zambia and Central African Republic to abolish the capital punishment

The death penalty is incompatible with fundamental tenets of human rights and dignity. Nowadays approximately 170 countries have abolished capital...

Last update 17/6/2022
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Amnesty International Global Report: Death sentences and executions 2021

According to the newly published Global Report on death sentences and executions 2021 of Amnesty International, at least 579 executions...

Last update 16/6/2022

ECRI Annual Report 2021: Adverse impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable groups, racism in policing, intimidation of LGBTI people

Council of Europe’s Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has issued its Annual Report in which it defines the main trends...

Last update 16/6/2022

Human Rights Watch Report: Students privacy violated by education technology products

Human Rights Watch has recently published its report on children’s rights violations committed by governments that endorsed online learning during...

Last update 16/6/2022
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Council of Europe: GRECO 22nd General Activity Report

Council of Europe anti-corruption body, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), has issued its 22nd General Activity Report (2021)...

Last update 16/6/2022

The Global Campus Annual Report 2021

The Global Campus published the Annual Report 2021, which provides insights on its activities, achievements and contributions to empowering current...

Last update 11/6/2022

Council of Europe: new report on the impact of artificial intelligence on the doctor-patient relationship

The Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Human Rights in the fields of Biomedicine and Health (CDBIO) has issued a...

Last update 11/6/2022
The Separation Wall in the occupied Palestinian Territory and behind it an Israeli settlements

Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel: First report released

The continued occupation by Israel of Palestinian territory and discrimination against Palestinians are the key root causes of the recurrent...

Last update 11/6/2022
FRA: State of criminal justice in the EU - Presumption of innocence and related rights

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights: state of criminal justice in the EU - Presumption of innocence and related...

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) launched a new report: Presumption of innocence and related rights. Professional perspectives. It is...

Last update 10/6/2022
Overcrowded prisons

Prison overcrowding: the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture calls for setting a limit to the number...

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT)  called upon the European states to address the problem of...

Last update 9/6/2022
2022 World Forum for democracy by the Council of Europe

Council of Europe: call for initiatives for the 10th World Forum for Democracy (November 2022)

Under the title “Democracy: A new hope?” The 10th World Forum for Democracy organised by the Council of Europe, launched a...

Last update 8/6/2022
Protecting rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls: Council of Europe recommendation adopted

The Council of Europe has adopted recommendations to protect the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls...

The Committee of Ministers, meeting in Turin, has adopted a new recommendation to protect the rights of migrant, refugee and...

Last update 8/6/2022
A woman harvests rice and maize on a community farm in Viet Nam.

World Environment Day 2022: Only One Earth

Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and held annually on 5 June, World Environment Day is the largest...

Last update 7/6/2022