21 April 2017
UNICEF: more than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year

UNICEF: more than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year

21 April 2017

According to UNICEF estimates, more than 150 children have died crossing the Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy so far this year. Yet the true number of child casualties is almost certainly higher given that many children on the move are unaccompanied, so their deaths often go unreported.

20 April 2017
Anti-torture committee highlights spiralling violence in UK prisons

Anti-torture committee highlights spiralling violence in UK prisons

20 April 2017

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has published its latest report on the United Kingdom, following a visit to several places of detention in the country last spring.

19 April 2017
Brazil strikers storm Congress over pension reform

Brazil strikers storm Congress over pension reform

19 April 2017

Congressional police in riot gear used tear gas to drive back hundreds of members of federal police unions who tried to invade the Brazilian Congress on Tuesday to protest a pension reform bill that would reduce their benefits.

17 April 2017
Turkey held referendum on amendments to the Constitution

Turkey held referendum on amendments to the Constitution

17 April 2017

On 16 April, a referendum on the transition from parliamentary to presidential form of government was held in Turkey. According to preliminary data, supporters of the constitutional reform won 51.2% of the vote, which is 1.25 million more comparing to opponents.

14 April 2017
WHO: Cases of cancer among children have become more frequent

WHO: Cases of cancer among children have become more frequent

14 April 2017

In recent years, cases of cancer among children have increased significantly. Each year, 140 in a million children under 14 years are diagnosed with dangerous oncological diseases. On 14 April UN reports that an international study conducted with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) provided this data.

13 April 2017
Free Primary Education Still Out of Reach in South Africa

Free Primary Education Still Out of Reach in South Africa

13 April 2017

Two years ago, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which states that primary education should be free and compulsory for all, came into force in South Africa.

12 April 2017
African migrants reportedly being sold in ‘slave markets’ in Libya, UN agency warns

African migrants reportedly being sold in ‘slave markets’ in Libya, UN agency warns

12 April 2017

Hundreds of migrants along North African migrant routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day ‘slave markets’ in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports "can be added to a long list of outrages" in the country.

11 April 2017
The Death penalty in 2016: Facts and figures

The Death penalty in 2016: Facts and figures

11 April 2017

At least 1,032 people were executed in 23 countries in 2016. In 2015 Amnesty International recorded 1,634 executions in 25 countries worldwide — a historical spike unmatched since 1989.

10 April 2017
Depression is the main cause of 128,000 suicides per year in the WHO European Region

Depression is the main cause of 128,000 suicides per year in the WHO European Region

10 April 2017

Depression provokes a steady sense of sadness and affects the ability to function successfully at work, at studies or at home.

07 April 2017
Police and protesters clash as worker strike paralyzes Argentina

Police and protesters clash as worker strike paralyzes Argentina

07 April 2017

Truck and bus drivers, teachers, government customs agents and others march on Buenos Aires as labor unions demand higher wages in line with inflation.