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EU borders: concerns about Fundamental rights

Allegations for the treatment of migrants at EU borders and difficult conditions in detention and reception centres remain a persistent concern, as highlighted in the latest migration bulletin from ...

Last update 13 Oct 2021
Amnesty International Report 2020/21
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Amnesty International Report 2020/21

Amnesty International published the Report for the year 2020/21, which documents the human rights situation in 149 countries in 2020 and provides global and regional analysis. It presents ...

Last update 10 Sep 2021
World Humanitarian Day
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Memorial Ceremony at OHCHR in remembrance of those killed in the service of human rights

The high commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, made a statement on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day on August 19, recalling all the people who worked for the United Nations and ...

Last update 1 Sep 2021
Human rights approach needed for internally displaced people’s housing, land and property
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United Nations: Human rights approach needed for internally displaced people’s housing, land and property

The Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Cecilia Jimenez-Damary presented a report to the Human Rights Council, stating that an approach which engages ...

Last update 15 Jul 2021
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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and Council of Europe: Strengthening human rights protection at borders

A new joint EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and Council of Europe note was released recently. The note focuses on effective remedies for human rights violations at the European borders. It ...

Last update 15 Jul 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
29 refugee athletes to send a message of solidarity and hope to the world at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
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29 refugee athletes to send a message of solidarity and hope to the world at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Twenty-nine athletes competing across 12 sports and from 13 host National Olympic Committees (NOCs) will be part of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Refugee Olympic Team (EOR)* Tokyo 2020, ...

Last update 22 Jun 2021
Rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean sea
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The controversial Italian approach towards migration flows from Libya: from pullbacks to the support of humanitarian corridors

Beatrice Goretti 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 8 Mar 2021
Refugees ship
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UN Human Rights Committee: in 2013 Italy failed to rescue more than 200 migrants

According to the UN Human Rights Committee, in 2013 Italy failed to respond promptly to various distress calls from the sinking boat and protect the right to life of more than 200 migrants who were ...

Last update 2 Feb 2021
Amnesty International Italy: FASE 1 tra discriminazione e buone prassi
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Civil society organisations and networks

Amnesty International Phase 1: the implementation of lockdown measures in Italy during the pandemic, amid discrimination and good practices (italian), 23 July 2020.  A guide for Europe: ...

Last update 30 Nov 2020
Yoomi Renström, Rapporteur of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
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Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Rapporteur calls for solidarity with local authorities to urgently remedy refugee situation after Moria fires

Against the background of the devastating fires in the “Moria Reception and Identification Centre” on the Greek island of Lesbos, Yoomi Renström, Rapporteur of the Congress of Local ...

Last update 1 Oct 2020
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100 scholarships for refugee students with international protection - Deadline: 30th July 2020

The Italian Ministry of Interior offers 100 scholarships for the A.Y. 2020/21 to refugee students who obtained international protection in Italy by 30th July 2020, in ...

Last update 16 Jul 2020
Proposta di Pace “Noi siriani”
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An alternative to war, terror and dying in silence. A peace proposal born from Syrian refugees in Lebanon

On Wednesday, 15 July 2020 at 17:30, it will be held an online seminar dedicated to the war in Syria and to the peace proposal, prepared by Syrian refugees in Lebanon. After almost 10 years of the ...

Last update 13 Jul 2020
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Council of Europe and UNHCR: new course on the Alternatives to immigration detention

On the occasion of World Refugee Day on 20 June, the Council of Europe launched a HELP/UNHCR free online course on Alternatives to Immigration Detention with the aim of supporting legal and ...

Last update 29 Jun 2020
Immigrants arriving in Europe from the coast of Libya in a dangerously overcrowded wooden boat.
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The “Security Decrees” I & II and their Impacts on Human Rights: An Analysis of Domestic and International Reactions

Carolina Lambiase 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 7 Aug 2020