03 October 2016
Leeds homelessness protesters fight legal bid to evict tent city

Leeds homelessness protesters fight legal bid to evict tent city

03 October 2016

​The organisers of a homelessness protest, in which around 50 rough sleepers have pitched tents in Leeds city centre, are due to appear in court to fight a bid to disperse them.

30 September 2016
Human Rights Council adopted resolution on journalists’ safety

Human Rights Council adopted resolution on journalists’ safety

30 September 2016

On 30 September, the Human Rights Council concluded its  thirty-third  regular session after adopting 31 texts on a wide range of issues. Among them the Council adopted a resolution on the safety of journalists.

29 September 2016

CE: Removing barriers to young people’s access to rights

29 September 2016

Unhindered and full access of young people to rights is an essential element of a culture of human rights, democracy and rule of law. On 28 September 2016, the Committee of Ministers has adopted a new Recommendation for its member States to remove legal, political and social barriers to young people’s access to rights.

28 September 2016

Thailand: Torture victims must be heard

28 September 2016

Silencing human rights activists who highlight human rights violations will not solve the problem of torture and other  ill-treatment  in Thailand, Amnesty International said today.

27 September 2016
UN-backed programme found to improve working conditions in global garment factories

UN-backed programme found to improve working conditions in global garment factories

27 September 2016

A new study has found that a United  Nations-backed  programme aiming to promote competitiveness and improve the working conditions of more than one million workers in garment factories across seven developing countries has shown significant gains in both quality of life for workers and profitability for businesses.

26 September 2016
Calais: "Jungle" migrant camp will be completely dismantled

Calais: "Jungle" migrant camp will be completely dismantled

26 September 2016

On 26 September, during a visit to the port of Calais French President Francois Hollande has said the "Jungle" migrant camp will be "completely, definitively dismantled".

23 September 2016

Charlotte shooting sparks days of protests over police violence

23 September 2016

A third night of protests has rocked the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, after a black man was shot dead by a black police officer on Tuesday.

22 September 2016
Egypt migrant boat capsize: hundreds feared dead

Egypt migrant boat capsize: hundreds feared dead

22 September 2016

Survivors from a boat which capsized off the Egyptian coast on 21 September have told the BBC that hundreds of people may have drowned.

21 September 2016
International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

21 September 2016

On 21 September, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world. The Day’s theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.”

20 September 2016

Council of Europe: Hungary should improve efforts to stop discrimination against Roma

20 September 2016

National minority representatives report an overall respectful attitude prevailing between the majority and most minority groups in Hungary, according to an opinion published on 19 September by the Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.