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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
European Green Deal
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The European Green Deal

On July 14, the European Commission adopted a set of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by ...

Last update 4 Aug 2021
Social inclusion and volunteering
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Integrating Volunteering or Volunteering for Integration? How Volunteerism Can Help the Social Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees in Europe

Arina Tikhomirova holds a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova. This In Focus article is an excerpt from her Master Thesis discussed in ...

Last update 21 Jul 2021
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2021 Global Peace Index: the world's peacefulness deteriorated significantly

In June 2021, Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) published its 15th edition of the annual Global Peace Index (GPI). According to GPI 2021, the average level of the world's peacefulness ...

Last update 27 Jun 2021
European Committee of Social Rights
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Covid-19 and social rights: statement by European Committee of Social Rights

On 22 April, the European Committee of Social Rights(ECSR) issued a statement on COVID-19 and social rights. In the statement, the ECSR aims to highlight those rights of the European Social ...

Last update 28 Apr 2021
Comitato europeo dei diritti sociali: conclusioni 2020 relative a impiego, formazione e pari oportunità
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European Committee of Social Rights: 2020 conclusions on employment, training and equal opportunities

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) published its 2020 conclusions on the provisions of the European Social Charter:  the right to work (Article 1); the right to vocational ...

Last update 4 Apr 2021
Stilt houses to help cope with floods in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Climate change, human rights and microfinance: lessons learned from the Pacific Islands

Michela Lo Castro holds a master’s degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova. This in Focus article is an excerpt from her master thesis ...

Last update 4 Apr 2021
Logo of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, established in 2007.
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FRA’s LGBTI survey dataset now available

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published a dataset from its lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) survey. The dataset contains information from nearly 140,000 ...

Last update 28 Dec 2020
UNDP- UN WOMEN
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United Nations: 20 years on, radical change needed to realize women’s inclusion in peace and political power

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Resolution 1325, which set a new framework for the equal participation and full involvement of women in all efforts for the maintenance and ...

Last update 22 Nov 2020
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Human Rights Council: building better policies will break the cycles of poverty and inequality

During the Human Rights Council Social Forum, held on 8 and 9 October in Geneva, the world leaders gathered together in order to discuss the “Good Practices, Success Stories, Lessons Learned ...

Last update 9 Nov 2020
The gender pay gap is unacceptable
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Right to equal pay: European Committee of Social Rights finds violations in 14 countries

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has found violations of the right to equal pay and the right to equal opportunities in the workplace in 14 out of 15 ...

Last update 2 Jul 2020
Conference of the Association of Human Rights Institutes 2020
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Call for papers: Conference of the Association of Human Rights Institutes 2020

The Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria, South Africa, will host the 2020 Conference of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) on 'The future of human rights: ...

Last update 19 Feb 2020
The flags of the 193 UN Member States fly at the Palais des Nations, seat of the UN Office at Geneva, after completion of the renovation of the entrance path to the Palais, known as “Allée des drapeaux” (meaning "Flags Way").
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United Nations: budget shortfalls seriously undermine the work of the Human Rights Treaty bodies

There are 10 treaties on human rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly establishing human rights protection Committees (treaty bodies): the International Convention on the Elimination ...

Last update 31 May 2019
European Committee of Social Rights, logo
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Council of Europe: Giuseppe Palmisano of Italy has been re-elected as President of the European Committee of Social Rights

The 304th session of the European Committee of Social Rights of the Council of Europe was held from 21 to 24 January 2019 in Strasbourg. The members of the Committee, on this occasion, re-elected ...

Last update 28 Jan 2019
UNESCO #RightToEducation campaign 2018
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UNESCO #RightToEducation campaign

As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights marks its 70th year, UNESCO is launching a digital campaign on the #RightToEducation, a right that is at the core of its global mission to ensure equal ...

Last update 25 Mar 2019