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Women from the Brazilian delegation attend an indigenous event during the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in December 2023.
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UNGA: Transform landmark Indigenous rights declaration into reality

The President of the General Assembly highlighted the persistent gaps between commitments and realities concerning Indigenous peoples, despite efforts to improve their wellbeing and participation at ...

Last update 21 May 2024
A voter dips his finger in indelible ink before casting his vote during the Second National Village Council (sucos) elections of 9 October in Dili, Timor-Leste, 2009
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Freedom House: 2024 report "The Mounting Damage of Flawed Elections and Armed Conflict"

According to the Freedom House 2024 report, in 2023, there was a drop and a deterioration in global freedom for the 18th year in a row. Just 21 countries saw gains in civil freedoms and political ...

Last update 26 Mar 2024
On the left a photo of a protest in Hong Kong, on the right a photo of a protest in Chile, both in 2019
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What factors make or break a protest? Lessons from the 2019 Hong Kong and Chile movements

Jimena Budar Quesada holds a Bsc degree in Global Management on Social Issues from Tilburg University and a MA degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance from the University of Padova. Living ...

Last update 26 Mar 2024
Visual art about civil rights.
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Report CIVICUS Monitor: Rights Reversed A Downward shift in civic space (2019-2023)

CIVICUS, has recently published its latest brief, the CIVICUS Monitor, which assesses the state of civic space worldwide and offers insights into related trends, setbacks and developments. Drawing ...

Last update 29 Feb 2024
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UNESCO calls for more protection for artists under attack

UNESCO has issued a report calling for greater protection for artists caught up in armed conflict, political instability, and natural disasters. The report, titled "Defending Creative Voices," ...

Last update 26 May 2023
Global Assessment on Protest Rights 2022
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Global Assessment on Protest Rights 2022

The Global Assessment on Protest Rights 2022, compiled by CIVICUS Monitor, an online research platform that tracks fundamental freedoms in 197 countries and territories, reveals that in more than ...

Last update 14 Feb 2023
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European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights 2021 Annual Report

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) has published its annual report “Enforcing human rights through legal means ECCHR” on its accomplishments in the field of ...

Last update 11 May 2022
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
Afghan women protesting
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Executive Director a.i. of UN Women stands in solidarity with Afghan women

Regarding the current Humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, on 9 September, Ms. Pramila Patten, the Executive Director of UN Women, made a statement in solidarity with Afghan women. Ms. Patten ...

Last update 21 Oct 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