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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
 International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, logo
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International Conference “Defending the Defenders - New Alliances for Protecting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights”

Copenhagen, Denmark 5 - 6 September 2018 The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) with the financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark is organising the ...

Last update 3 Aug 2018
20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders
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Human rights defenders (HRDs): the Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRDs has prepared a concept note on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on human rights defenders

In view of the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and ...

Last update 3 Aug 2018
Farnesina, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome
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International workshop “Protection of Human Rights Defenders: good practices and the role of Italy” (Rome, MFA, 18 June 2018)

The OSCE Italian Chairmanship has organized the international workshop “Protection of Human Rights Defenders: good practices and the role of Italy”, that will be held on 18 June 2018 at ...

Last update 7 Jun 2018
Cartoon of a Human Rights Defender offering an umbrella to an injured person, with an umbrella with the European stars being offered in turn to them
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Council of the Autonomous Province of Trento: motion approved on the protection of human rights defenders

On January 31, 2018, the Council of the Autonomous Province of Trento approved motion no. 638 on the theme of the protection of human rights defenders. The motion was proposed by the councilor ...

Last update 9 Feb 2018
A UN Security Council session. The participants are seated around a circular table, in the center of which is positioned another, rectangular table.
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Civil Society Open Letter to Permanent Representatives to the UN: Recommendations on the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

An open letter, available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic, was sent to all UN Member States on behalf of 391 civil society organizations across 98 countries in advance of the Security ...

Last update 18 Oct 2017
Logo of Italian network - in difesa di - for the human rights of Human Rights Defenders
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In Difesa Di: Launch of the Human Rights Defenders Network in Italy

The network "In Difesa Di – per i diritti umani e chi li difende" (In defense of - for human rights and those who defend them) has been launched. The network is a coalition of more than thirty ...

Last update 18 Apr 2017
United Nations Geneva
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Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Statement released on Human Rights Defenders and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

A statement on Human Rights Defenders and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights was released by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). The statement highlights 8 points of ...

Last update 6 Apr 2017
Cartoon of a Human Rights Defender offering an umbrella to an injured person, with an umbrella with the European stars being offered in turn to them
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Italian Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee approves resolution on Human Rights Defenders

On 31st January 2017, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian Chamber of Deputies approved a resolution for the protection of Human Rights Defenders. The resolution reflects the proposals ...

Last update 2 Feb 2017
Logo Convegno "Dal progetto ‘Caschi bianchi oltre le vendette’ ai Corpi civili di pace”, Aula Magna “Galileo Galilei” dell’Università di Padova, martedì 8 luglio 2014
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“From the project ‘White Helmets beyond revenges’ to civilian peace corps”

The Conference aims to introduce the pilot Civil Service project in Albania called “White Helmets beyond revenges”, which was carried out by the Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII ...

Last update 8 Apr 2016
Group shot of students, graduates and volunteers in Civil Service of the University of Padua with Shirin Ebadi.
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Peace and Human Rights: young people meet Nobel Peace Prize Shirin Ebadi, Giavera del Montello (Treviso), 7-8 June 2014

Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi was a special guest on two occasions at the annual festival Ritmi e Danze dal Mondo (Rhythms and Dances from the World) “Breaths of courage”, ...

Last update 28 Mar 2019
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The demise of Franziska Jägerstätter, widow of Franz Jägerstätter and non-violent activist

The Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua and the UNESCO Chair “Human Rights, Democracy and Peace” deeply participate to the condolences for the demise of Franziska ...

Last update 28 Mar 2019
From the left: Marco Mascia, Director of the Human Rights Centre, Burgi Volgger, President of the EOI, Josef Siegele, Secretary General of the EOI.
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The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the European Ombudsman Institute and the Italian Ombudsman Institute

On Monday, June 11 at 12 am, at the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua was signed a  Memorandum of Understanding between the European Ombudsman Institute (EOI) and the Italian ...

Last update 14 Jun 2012
The Italian pacifist Angelo Frammartino with a Palestinian child, 2006
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In Monterotondo (Rome) a school has been named after the Italian peace activist Angelo Frammartino

On 24th January 2012, in the Council's room of the Municipality of Monterotondo (RM), a public conference was held to name after the secondary school (before 'Marco Polo') 'Angelo Frammartino'. The ...

Last update 27 Jan 2012