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Coal miners in Criseluna, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
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Civil society against the mining industry in times of COVID-19

Human Rights Centre “Antonio Papisca” of the University of Padua, having signed the collective statement of “Global Solidarity with Communities, Indigenous Peoples and Workers at ...

Last update 17 Jun 2020
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
The top ten countries for press freedom in 2020 are Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Portugal. Ten countries with the worst press freedom situation in the ranking are: Cuba, Laos, Iran, Syri
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2020 World Press Freedom Index: COVID-19 likely to affect media freedom

On 21 April, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published its 2020 World Press Freedom Index. According to RSF, the new coronavirus pandemic amplifies existing issues affecting ...

Last update 24 Apr 2020
Rapporto CIVICUS Monitor 2019
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CIVICUS Monitor Report: global civic space restrictions in 2019

According to a new report released by CIVICUS Monitor, in 2019 twice as many people are living in countries where these civic freedoms are being violated compared to a year ago. The CIVICUS ...

Last update 20 Apr 2020
Figure 1 Protective accompaniment of Palestinian schoolchildren
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Civilians Protecting Civilians: A Case-Study of Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP) of Human Rights in At-Tuwani, Palestine

Michela Pugliese 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 March ...

Last update 8 Apr 2020
French farmer Cédric Herrou, who received a four-month suspended jail sentence in August 2017 for helping some migrants to crossing the Italian-French border.
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The Criminalisation of Humanitarian Assistance Towards Irregular Migrants in the EU

Sara Tosoni holds a master's degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova. This In Focus article is excerpt from her master thesis discussed, in March 2019, ...

Last update 7 Oct 2019
Building peace and reconciliation through the creation of a Ministry of Peace
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Building peace and reconciliation through the creation of a Ministry of Peace, Geneva, 20 September 2019

The Pope John XXIII Community Association (APG23) and the Republic of San Marino organize, during the 42nd ordinary session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (9-27 September 2019), the ...

Last update 18 Sep 2019
The official logo for UN constituted by the polar stereographic projection of the globe surrounded by two laurel branches
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Italy: UN experts condemn criminalisation of migrant rescues and threats to the independence of judiciary

GENEVA (18 July 2019) – UN human rights experts* have expressed grave concern over the detention and criminal proceedings in Italy against the German captain of the migrant rescue vessel ...

Last update 19 Jul 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
Conference in preparation for High-level Political Forum 2019: “Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies: SDG 16 implementation and the path towards leaving no one behind”
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Italy hosts the United Nations Conference on peaceful, just and inclusive societies

It is underway until May 29th at the Farnesina the United Nations Conference “Peaceful, Just and inclusive Societies: SDG16 implementation and the path towards leaving no one behind” ...

Last update 31 May 2019
Mediterranea Saving Humans
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United Nations independent experts sent a letter to the Italian Government condemning a draft law by Italian Interior Minister to fine migrant rescuers

United Nations human rights experts Felipe González Morales, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants; Nils Melzer, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or ...

Last update 28 May 2019
Transnational Institute, cover of the report "The shrinking space for solidarity with migrants and refugees:How the European Union and Member States target and criminalize defenders of the rights of people on the move"
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Transnational Institute: published a report on the criminalization of solidarity

The Transnational Institute has published “The shrinking space for solidarity with migrants and refugees: how the European Union and Member States target and criminalize defenders of the ...

Last update 17 Oct 2018
International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT), logo
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International Student Festival in Trondheim on the issue of migration, Norway, 7 - 17 February 2019

The International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) will take place from 7th to 17th February 2019 in Trondheim, Norway. ISFiT is the world’s largest international student festival. It ...

Last update 19 Sep 2018
Palais des Nations with the UN flag
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Study Trip to the International Organizations in Geneva A.Y. 2016/2017

From 17th to 21st September 2017, the students of the Master's Degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance travelled to Geneva in order to meet officials of the Office of the United Nations ...

Last update 31 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