02 June 2016
Council of  Europe: Nationalism “surge” has negative impact on minorities in Croatia

Council of Europe: Nationalism “surge” has negative impact on minorities in Croatia

02 June 2016

On 1 June, a new opinion by the Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) praised a favourable legislative framework for national minorities in Croatia.

01 June 2016

International Day for Protection of Children celebrated on 1 June

01 June 2016

On 1 June, the International Day for Protection of Children, one of the oldest international holidays, is celebrated all over the world.

31 May 2016

Egypt journalists’ union chief and two board members to stand trial

31 May 2016

The head of Egyptian Syndicate of Journalists and two of the union’s board members are to stand trial for harboring colleagues wanted by authorities and "spreading false news", a statement by the Cairo prosecution office said on 30 May.

30 May 2016

Amnesty International: Dozens of detainees at risk of death in South Sudan

30 May 2016

Dozens of detainees held in dire conditions in poorly ventilated metal shipping containers, fed only once or twice a week and given insufficient drinking water are at risk of death, warned Amnesty International on 27 May.

27 May 2016

France: Roads, oil depots and refineries remain under trade unions blockade

27 May 2016

France is preparing to host two million visitors at the showpiece Euro 2016 football tournament in two weeks, and the back-drop is not ideal: strikes and feared fuel shortages, potential transport paralysis, a state of emergency and a mood of heightened tension and violence between street protesters and police.

26 May 2016

Boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in Mediterranean Sea

26 May 2016

On 25 May, an overcrowded boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, killing at least five. 562 people had been pulled to safety off the coast of Libya.

25 May 2016
International Missing Children’s Day celebrated on 25 May

International Missing Children’s Day celebrated on 25 May

25 May 2016

25 May is now widely known as Missing Children’s Day, with the forget-me-not flower as its emblem. In 2001, 25 May was first formally recognized as International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD), thanks to a joint effort on the part of ICMEC, Missing Children Europe and the European Commission.

24 May 2016

Kenya Cord alliance protests turn deadly

24 May 2016

At least three people have died in western Kenya during opposition protests calling for electoral reforms, police say.

23 May 2016

Yemen: Children among civilians killed and maimed in cluster bomb ‘minefields’

23 May 2016

On 23 May, Amnesty International urged all states to ensure that no party to the conflict in Yemen is supplied — either directly or indirectly — with weapons, munitions, military equipment or technology that would be used in the conflict until they stop serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.

20 May 2016
Human rights activists call on authorities to investigate police misconduct during Hindu spring festival in Dushanbe

Human rights activists call on authorities to investigate police misconduct during Hindu spring festival in Dushanbe

20 May 2016

The NGO Coalition Against Torture called on the Tajik authorities to promptly investigate the police actions during Celebrations marking a Hindu spring festival in Dushanbe, BBC reported on 20 May.