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Michel Forst, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights Defenders: the UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst has published the World Report

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs), Michel Frost, has published “The World Report...

Last update 10/1/2019
Cover's image of the Global Analysis 2018 on the situation of Human Rights Defenders and Women Human Rights Defenders in the world, prepared by Front Line Defenders

Front Line Defenders: the Global Analysis on the situation of Human Rights Defenders in 2018 has been published

Front Line Defenders has published the 2018 Global Analysis which details the physical assaults, defamation campaigns, digital security threats, judicial...

Last update 10/1/2019
Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs

United Nations: António Guterres has appointed Maria-Francesca Spatolisano of Italy as Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs...

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Maria-Francesca Spatolisano of Italy as Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency...

Last update 8/1/2019
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Human Rights Cities Network: a new online platform for human rights cities has been launched

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Human Rights Cities Network (HRCN)...

Last update 21/12/2018

United Nations: the General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other people working in rural...

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet welcomed the adoption by the General Assembly of the Declaration...

Last update 21/12/2018
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Council of Europe: the Commissioner for Human Rights published a Human Rights Comment on the occasion of the 25th anniversary...

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Principles, the Commissioner for Human Rights of...

Last update 21/12/2018
A session of the Model UPR 2018, at the University of Padova, Dec. 6-7, 2018

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...

Last update 14/12/2018
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Human Rights Defenders, the World Summit adopts a plan of action

On 10th December 2018, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of...

Last update 14/12/2018
IOC

The International Olympic Committee sets up an Advisory Committee on Human Rights chaired by HRH Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al...

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has set up an IOC Advisory Committee on Human Rights. It will be chaired by...

Last update 3/12/2018
UNESCO #RightToEducation campaign 2018

UNESCO #RightToEducation campaign

As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights marks its 70th year, UNESCO is launching a digital campaign on the #RightToEducation,...

Last update 28/11/2018
Cover Peace Human Rights Governance Journal PHRG - 2017

PHRG - Peace Human Rights Governance: the November issue is out

The third and last issue of 2018 of the University of Padova Human Rights Centre's scientific journal, Peace Human Rights...

Last update 22/11/2018
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UN experts: Legal changes and climate of hatred threaten migrants’ rights in Italy

GENEVA (21 November 2018) – Italy’s proposed tightening of immigration rules will have a serious impact on migrants’ lives, and...

Last update 22/11/2018
Logo for the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

United Nations: a monthly global campaign of activation has been launched to lead up to the 70th anniversary of the...

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights announced the start, in mid-November, of "a month of...

Last update 13/11/2018
The European Parliament awarded the 2018 Sacharov Prize for freedom of thought to Oleg Sentsov

European Parliament: the 2018 Sacharov Prize for freedom of thought awarded to Oleg Sentsov

The European Parliament awarded the 2018 Sacharov Prize for freedom of thought to Oleg Sentsov. Oleg Sentsov (1976) is a...

Last update 13/11/2018
Logo of the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, 26-28 November 2018

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...

Last update 12/11/2018