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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
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 13 May 2022
UN expert: States should ensure accountability, transparency and access to sites of secret detention
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UN expert: States should ensure accountability, transparency and access to sites of secret detention

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, presented her Follow-up report on the ...

Last update 20 Apr 2022
UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Mr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal
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UN expert: Spatial segregation continues to undermine human rights

The UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Mr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal, during the 49th session of Human Rights Council presented his report on spatial segregation and the right to ...

Last update 25 Mar 2022
Occupied Palestinian Territory: Israeli settlements should be classified as war crimes, says UN expert
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United Nations: Occupied Palestinian Territory: Israeli settlements should be classified as war crimes, says UN expert

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, called on the international community to label Israeli settlements as a war ...

Last update 4 Aug 2021
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Human Rights Council: building better policies will break the cycles of poverty and inequality

During the Human Rights Council Social Forum, held on 8 and 9 October in Geneva, the world leaders gathered together in order to discuss the “Good Practices, Success Stories, Lessons Learned ...

Last update 9 Nov 2020
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Domestic violence in the context of COVID-19 lockdowns

On 27 March 2020, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Dubravka Simonovic, urged all States to uphold the human rights of women and children and come up with urgent measures to the ...

Last update 21 Apr 2020
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
Tent city of San Ferdinando, Calabria region, built next to the previous slum where hundreds of migrant workers lived
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United Nations Human Rights Experts call Italy for urgent measures to protect migrant workers of the informal settlement of San Ferdinando in Calabria

The UN experts Ms Urmila Bhoola (South Africa), Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, Ms Leilani Farha (Canada), Special Rapporteur on adequate ...

Last update 21 Mar 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
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
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, letter to world leaders entitled "They should have known better"
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A letter from the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to world leaders

The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, is raising the alarm regarding the fact that governments and corporations around the world are making it ...

Last update 29 Aug 2018
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
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United Nations: the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples published the report on her visit to Mexico

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, published the report which examines the situation of indigenous peoples in Mexico. The report is based on ...

Last update 10 Aug 2018
Logo of the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR)
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OHCHR: Italy-EU search and rescue code could increase Mediterranean deaths

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Ms. Agnes Callamard, has sought clarification from the European Union, Italian authorities and Libyan ...

Last update 23 Aug 2017
Black and white photo - an adult and child's hands holding a small house made of cardboard
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Human Rights Centre: Seminar with Prof. Jessica Whyte "A Right to a Standard of Living: Social and Economic Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism" 14th June 2017

On Wednesday 14th June, 2017, the University of Padova Human Rights Centre will host a seminar with Professor Jessica Whyte from Western Sydney University. The seminar takes place within the field ...

Last update 8 Jun 2017