LGBTI discrimination still going strong in Europe, warns EU rights body

By |maj 15th, 2020|European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Helena Dalli, human rights, IDAHOBIT, LGBT rights, News|

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people's organisations have denounced a lack of progress in the recognition of sexual minorities in the EU ahead of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on Sunday (17 May). 

Komentarji so izklopljeni za LGBTI discrimination still going strong in Europe, warns EU rights body

Hungary accused of holding migrants in ‘unlawful detention’

By |april 24th, 2020|anti-immigration, asylum policy, ECJ, European Court of Justice, human rights, Hungary, News|

Hungary was accused on Thursday (23 April) of holding asylum seekers in a camp on the border with Serbia in "unlawful detention" by the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hungary accused of holding migrants in ‘unlawful detention’

UN chief warns against repressive measures amid coronavirus crisis

By |april 23rd, 2020|António Guterres, coronavirus, human rights, News, United Nations|

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday (23 April) the coronavirus could give some countries an excuse to adopt repressive measures for reasons unrelated to the pandemic as he warned that the outbreak risks becoming a human rights crisis.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za UN chief warns against repressive measures amid coronavirus crisis

Commission charts end to execution and torture in human rights plans  

By |marec 25th, 2020|capital punishment, China, EU, execution, human rights, Human Rights and Democracy Action Plan, Josep Borrell, News, Torture|

The European Commission is calling on member states to work together on the world stage to put an end to capital punishment and torture.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Commission charts end to execution and torture in human rights plans  

Greece denies report of secret ‘black site’ for migrants near Turkish border

By |marec 12th, 2020|asylum applications, Greece, human rights, migrant crisis, News, pushbacks|

The Greek government dismissed on Wednesday (11 March) a report in The New York Times that it was holding illegal migrants who cross the border from Turkey at a secret "black site" where they are denied access to lawyers and cannot file asylum claims.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Greece denies report of secret ‘black site’ for migrants near Turkish border

Activists warn over slavery as Mauritania joins UN human rights council

By |februar 27th, 2020|human rights, Mauritania, News, slavery, United Nations|

Mauritania is backsliding in efforts to eliminate descent-based slavery, an activist and opposition member has warned, as the West African country joined the UN Human Rights Council for the first time this week.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Activists warn over slavery as Mauritania joins UN human rights council

EU voices concern about China’s jailing of bookseller

By |februar 26th, 2020|China, human rights, News, Sweden|

The EU criticised China on Tuesday (25 February) over the jailing of a Swedish book publisher, saying his rights were not respected.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU voices concern about China’s jailing of bookseller

The EU must stop importing human rights violations

By |februar 24th, 2020|due diligence, human rights, News, trade|

The EU needs to adopt a mandatory due diligence approach to supply chain management to ensure that it stops importing human rights violations, argue Anna Cavazzini and Heidi Hautala.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za The EU must stop importing human rights violations

Turkish rights defender Kavala re-arrested after acquittal

By |februar 19th, 2020|Authoritarianism, human rights, News, Turkey, Turkish coup|

Turkey's civil society swung from hope to despair Tuesday (18 February) after counter-terror police detained leading rights defender Osman Kavala just hours after a court ordered his release from jail.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Turkish rights defender Kavala re-arrested after acquittal

Cambodia stages PR stunt with passengers of ‘coronavirus’ cruise ship

By |februar 14th, 2020|Cambodia, China, coronavirus, dictatorship, human rights, Hun Sen, News|

Passengers on a cruise ship that was turned away from ports around Asia over fears they could be carrying the new coronavirus finally began disembarking in Cambodia on Friday (14 February). Cambodia’s strongman premier Hun Sen welcomed around 100 tourists...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Cambodia stages PR stunt with passengers of ‘coronavirus’ cruise ship