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Universal Civilian Service at the Human Rights Center: call for applications open for the project "SCU and sustainability: human rights, environment and digital technologies"
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Universal Civil Service at the Human Rights Center: call for applications open for the project "UCS and sustainability: human rights, environment and digital technologies"

Italian version The Human Rights Center "Antonio Papisca" launches the new Universal Civil Service 2024 project "UCS and sustainability: human rights, environment and digital technologies" ("SCU e ...

Last update 1 Feb 2024
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Fossil Fuel Production Will Double in 2030, says UNEP

A new report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) proclaimed that although 151 national governments have pledged to achieve net-zero emissions, they are actually contributing to a doubling of ...

Last update 24 Nov 2023
Peru Banana producers 2021_870Banana producer packs bananas
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Fairtrade: new map to identify the major human rights and environmental risks

Fairtrade's new risk map identifies and visualizes major human rights and environmental risks in the sectors where Fairtrade operates, based on commodities, geography, and the organizations' impacts ...

Last update 14 Feb 2023
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University of Padova International Conference Keynote Speaker: UN Special Rapporteur on the promotions and protection of rights in the context of climate change

Mr. Ian Fry was appointed Special Rapporteur on the promotions and protection of rights in the context of climate change by the HUman Rights Council in March 2022. The Mandate of the SR consists in ...

Last update 10 Nov 2022
A group of hands in the air, one of those is holding a bill. In the background there is the writing "Business and Human rights".
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OHCHR: UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment presented recommendations regarding due diligence and businesses

David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment, presented a plan that seeks to reduce the violation of human and environmental rights carried on by business activities. This ...

Last update 28 Jul 2022
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Ph.D Cycle 34: "Human Rights, Society, and Multi-level Governance", student’s thesis defense

Today, on July 13th 2022, our students from the Cycle 34 of the Ph.D programme defended their doctoral theses for the issue of the title “Dottore di ricerca - International Doctorate in Human ...

Last update 20 Jul 2022
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UN Human Rights Annual Report 2021: Global upheaval deepened inequalities

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has issued its annual report. The Human Rights Report 2021 presents the highlights of UN Human Rights activity in 2021, including ...

Last update 25 Jun 2022
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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 inviting National Human Rights Institutions to a roundtable ...

Last update 28 Jun 2022
A woman harvests rice and maize on a community farm in Viet Nam.
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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 global platform for environmental public outreach and is celebrated by ...

Last update 16 Jun 2022
Diritti umani, PFAS e salute: un tema transdisciplinare. Riflessioni, Centro di Ateneo per i Diritti Umani dell’Università di Padova
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Human rights, PFAS and health: a transdisciplinary issue. Thoughts

Friday 20 May 2022, 3-6 p.m., Aula Nievo, Palazzo Bo, University of Padova This event is part of the initiatives to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Human Rights Centre of the University of ...

Last update 30 Oct 2023
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OHCHR: Call for Sweden to respect indigenous rights and withdraw from the Gállok mining project

The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR) has called upon Sweden to follow through with its obligations set out in the new national law on consultation of January 2022 ...

Last update 16 Mar 2022
The image shows a man planting trees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help fight climate change.
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UN Human Rights Council recognised the human right to a healthy environment

On the 8th of October 2021, the Human Rights Council at the 48th regular session adopted resolution 48/13, which recognised for the first time that having a clean, healthy and sustainable ...

Last update 13 Oct 2021
The image represents two hands holding a little globe, indicating the importance of protecting our world and the environment.
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Human rights and environment: the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights

The Autumn Session 2021 (27-30 September 2021) of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly dedicated particular attention to the right to a healthy environment. Given the importance of the ...

Last update 4 Oct 2021
The picture shows the components of the UN working group on business and human rights
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Italy: UN Working Group to assess impact of business operations on human rights and the environment

From 27 September to 6 October, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights will undertake its first official country visit to Italy to assess Italian efforts to identify, prevent and address ...

Last update 4 Oct 2021
 indigenous woman holds brazilian flag with red stains representing blood.
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Brazil: UN human rights expert appeals that Supreme Court must uphold indigenous land rights

A UN human rights expert called on the Brazilian Supreme Court to secure the rights of indigenous peoples to their lands and to reject a legal argument being promoted by some businesses that want to ...

Last update 1 Sep 2021