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Rights at risk, report 2021
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Rights at risk: the 2021 report of the Observatory on the Universality of Rights

The Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) has published the Trends Report of 2021, presenting a complex picture in which different networks of actors, antagonists to human rights, are ...

Last update 14 Sep 2021
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United Nations: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

The United Nations General Assembly, in Resolution 65/209, designated International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on the 30th of August every year and the day was declared for the ...

Last update 26 Aug 2021
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The protests in Iran, Khuzestan over water shortages

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday called on the Iranian authorities to concentrate on taking urgent action to address the chronic water shortage in the province ...

Last update 23 Aug 2021
People holding cuban flags. On the background, flags hanging from the balconies.
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The Un High Commissioner addresses the latest events in Cuba

Cuba has lived under an authoritarian regime since 1959. Through all this time, no democratic elections have been held, massive censorships of information took place, and no kind of opposition ...

Last update 23 Aug 2021
Presumption of innocence - FRA
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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA): published a report on "Presumption of innocence and related rights – Professional perspectives"

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published a report entitled “Presumption of innocence and related rights – Professional perspectives”.  The research ...

Last update 23 Apr 2021
Navalny
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Protests in Russia erupt after the detention of Alexey Navalny

On January 17, Alexey Navalny, the key opposition figure in Russia, was arrested at the Sheremetyevo airport of Moscow when re-entering his country after having received medical treatments in ...

Last update 16 Feb 2021
Refugees ship
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UN Human Rights Committee: in 2013 Italy failed to rescue more than 200 migrants

According to the UN Human Rights Committee, in 2013 Italy failed to respond promptly to various distress calls from the sinking boat and protect the right to life of more than 200 migrants who were ...

Last update 2 Feb 2021
Tokyo seminar January 2021
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Online seminar: Participation of the Civil Society in UN Human Rights Mechanisms

A seminar on “Participation of the Civil Society in UN Human Rights Mechanisms - On the occasion of the publication of the book “United Nations Commission on Human Rights” with Dr. ...

Last update 22 Jan 2021
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FRA: new report on Business and Human Rights - access to remedy

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) just published a new comparative report that looks at the realities victims face when they seek redress for business-related human rights abuses. ...

Last update 13 Oct 2020
Coal miners in Criseluna, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
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Civil society against the mining industry in times of COVID-19

Human Rights Centre “Antonio Papisca” of the University of Padua, having signed the collective statement of “Global Solidarity with Communities, Indigenous Peoples and Workers at ...

Last update 17 Jun 2020
Rapporto CIVICUS Monitor 2019
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CIVICUS: The Civic Space is severely under threat

The CIVICUS Monitor research shows that the Covid-19 pandemic has further accelerated the erosion of civic space, while health and economic concerns have taken the public stage, insidious power ...

Last update 17 Jun 2020
Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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Preventive Mechanisms in the Struggle against Torture: monitoring Places of Deprivation of Liberty to prevent Human Rights Violations

Sofia Antonelli, holds a master’s degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova. She recently got another master’s degree in Prison Law and Constitution ...

Last update 10 Jan 2020
Man during Beirut protests with a flag from Lebanon
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In Lebanon, People are taking back what belongs to them: Unity, Rights, public Spaces

Suddenly, what started as a small group of people going to the street to protest against the decision of the government to put a monthly 6$ tax on calls via Internet (Whatsapp, FaceTime…), ...

Last update 10 Jan 2020
Press release in support of women's right to a positive work environment and for government to take workplace sexual harassment cases more seriously
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Strong-Women Leadership in Africa: How women parliamentarians are changing the policy making in Uganda

Takatso Joanne Mohlakoana holds a master's degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova. This In Focus article is excerpt from her master thesis, discussed in ...

Last update 21 Nov 2019
Madhesi protesters throw stones and bricks at Nepalese policemen in Birgunj, a town on the border with India, on Nov. 2, 2015
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The Constitution of Nepal: Controversies regarding Citizenship Rights and Political Representation in the Terai

Julia Pingsdorf holds a master's degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova. This In Focus article is excerpt from her master thesis, discussed in October ...

Last update 21 Nov 2019