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