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Coverpage of Handbook How to Use EU Law to Protect Civic Space
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ECNL launches Handbook on “How to Use EU Law to Protect Civic Space”

The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) has released a Handbook on “How to Use EU Law to Protect Civic Space”, produced in partnership with the European Foundation Centre ...

Last update 20 May 2020
EMA students in a group picture
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EIUC: Venice School of Human Rights, Venice, 28 March - 4 April 2020

Until February 24th, applications are open to participate at the Venice School of Human Rights held by the Global Campus of Human Rights. The School takes place from March 28th to April 4th at ...

Last update 12 Feb 2020
Padova Model UPR 2019
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The United Nations # StandUp4HumanRights campaign talks about the Padova Model UPR 2019

In 2018, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights launched the worldwide campaign "#StandUp4HumanRights" to calls on individuals and communities, especially the youth, to support, ...

Last update 25 Mar 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
A fire burns in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil
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Bachelet to the Human Rights Council on climate emergency: “The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope”

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, opened the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council (9-27 September) with a speech focused on the relations between climate ...

Last update 20 Sep 2019
Scholars at Risk Network
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University of Trento - Call for the selections for the awarding of no. 2 research fellowships within the "Temporary Protection Project SAR-UniTrento"

The University of Trento (Italy) takes part in the international network "Scholars at Risks" (SAR), which aims at promoting academic freedom and at providing support for scholars worldwide who are ...

Last update 11 Sep 2019
Rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean sea
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The UN Refugee Agency expresses concern about the conversion into law of the security decree by the Italian Parliament

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the Italian Parliament’s decision of 5th August 2019, to convert into law a security decree that imposes more severe penalties on boats and ...

Last update 21 Aug 2019
Field with tractors
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Land grabbing: what does it truly mean?

Ludovica Dal Molin, holds a master's degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova. She is currently working in an organization that deals with the integration ...

Last update 27 Aug 2019
Cover of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development's report called “Uncalculated Risks. Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of development financiers”
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Coalition for Human Rights in Development: the report “Uncalculated Risks. Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of development financiers” has been published

The Coalition for Human Rights in Development and the Defenders in Development Campaign have published “Uncalculated Risks. Threats and attacks against human rights defenders and the role of ...

Last update 5 Jul 2019
Women human rights defenders in an illustration by Illustration by artist María María Acha-Kutscher
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United Nations: the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders dedicates his annual report to women human rights defenders

On the occasion of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which is taking place in Geneva and will last until 22 March 2019, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human ...

Last update 25 Mar 2019
Eiuc Logo
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EIUC: Venice School of Human Rights, Venice, 6-13 April 2019

The Monastery of San Nicolò at the Lido of Venice will host, from 6 to 13 April 2019, the Venice School of Human Rights, an educational programme managed by the European Inter-University ...

Last update 11 Jan 2019
Michel Forst, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders
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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 on the situation of Human Rights Defenders” with ...

Last update 11 Jan 2019
Logo of the Human Rights Defenders World Summit 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 the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders a ...

Last update 14 Dec 2018
International Shelter City Workshop 2018, Tbilisi 24-26 September
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Tbilisi International Shelter City Workshop 2018, 24-26 September

The Shelter City Network has organized the International City Shelter Workshop, which will be held from Monday 24 September to Wednesday 26 September in Tbilisi, Georgia. The three-days workshop ...

Last update 20 Sep 2018
Shared space under pressure: business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders, cover
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Business and Human Rights Defenders: a new guidance published by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and the International Service for Human Rights

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) have published “Shared space under pressure: business support for civic freedoms ...

Last update 19 Sep 2018