16 June 2015
New UN guidebook seeks to prevent child labour practices in agriculture

New UN guidebook seeks to prevent child labour practices in agriculture

16 June 2015

A new Handbook for Monitoring and Evaluation of Child Labour in Agriculture issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will seek to establish guidelines intended to prevent the use of child labour across the world’s agricultural communities in an effort to tackle a problem that affects some one hundred million children globally, the United Nations agency announced.

15 June 2015
U.N.'s chief urges two-week Yemen truce

U.N.'s chief urges two-week Yemen truce

15 June 2015

The head of the United Nations opened peace talks on Yemen on Monday with a call for a humanitarian ceasefire, saying the country was on the verge of a collapse that the Middle East could not withstand. 

10 June 2015
Amnesty International report claims Irish abortion law 'treats women like vessels'

Amnesty International report claims Irish abortion law 'treats women like vessels'

10 June 2015

A report by Amnesty International claims abortion law in the Republic of Ireland treats women like ' child-bearing  vessels'.

Meeting of representatives of National Human Rights Institutions

10 June 2015

On 34 June, а representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation took part in the Special Event with National Human Rights Institutions held in Brussels.

09 June 2015
Saudi Arabian blogger will be executed for criticizing authorities

Saudi Arabian blogger will be executed for criticizing authorities

09 June 2015

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has confirmed the decision to sentence blogger Raif Badawi to 1,000 lashes and 10 years of imprisonment. 

08 June 2015

Director of Secretariat of High Commissioner took part in OSCE seminar in Warsaw

08 June 2015

On 1–3 June Aleksandr Glushenkov, the Director of the Secretariat of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, took part in the Human Dimension Seminar on the role of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in promoting and protecting human rights in the OSCE area.

05 June 2015

International human rights organizations criticise activities of US and British intelligence agencies

05 June 2015

Amnesty International and Privacy International criticised the activities of US and British intelligence agencies.

04 June 2015
ODIHR Director highly appreciated cooperation between Ella Pamfilova and Valeriya Lutkovska

ODIHR Director highly appreciated cooperation between Ella Pamfilova and Valeriya Lutkovska

04 June 2015

On 1 June, more than 100 representatives of governments, international organisations and civil society met to discuss the role of national human rights institutions in promoting and protecting individual human rights at the  three-day  OSCE Human Dimension Seminar.

03 June 2015

Czech Republic is about to litigate against EU over 525 asylum seekers

03 June 2015

The Czech Republic is about to litigate against the European Union in the European Court of Justice if the European Commission’s plan for the mandatory national quotas for refugees is approved.

02 June 2015

Beijing public smoking ban begins

02 June 2015

Public smoking in China’s capital, Beijing, is banned after the introduction of a new law.
China has over 300 million smokers and more than a million Chinese die from  smoking-related  illnesses every year, BBC reports.