01 June 2015
Staff members of Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights took part in ECRI Seminar in Strasbourg

Staff members of Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights took part in ECRI Seminar in Strasbourg

01 June 2015

On 28 – 29 May the staff members of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation took part in the Seminar on “The role of national Specialised Bodies in addressing underreporting of discrimination and hate crime” held in Strasbourg. 

29 May 2015

First report on human trafficking in Hungary

29 May 2015

A new report on human trafficking in Hungary calls on national authorities to pay more attention to the problem of internal trafficking.

28 May 2015
World hunger falls to under 800 million, eradication is next goal

World hunger falls to under 800 million, eradication is next goal

28 May 2015

The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million — 216 million fewer than in 1990–92 — or around one person out of every nine, according to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 — SOFI).

27 May 2015
EU Moves to Help Italy, Greece in Managing Med Migrants

EU Moves to Help Italy, Greece in Managing Med Migrants

27 May 2015

The European Union moved Wednesday to help Italy and Greece manage a massive influx of migrants across the Mediterranean and oblige reluctant EU partners to share the refugee burden.

26 May 2015
Iran trial for Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian starts

Iran trial for Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian starts

26 May 2015

The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include "espionage" has opened in the capital Tehran behind closed doors, BBC reports.

25 May 2015

Malaysian Home Minister confirmed discovery of migrants’ mass graves

25 May 2015

Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi has confirmed the discovery of migrants’ mass graves in the northern state of Perlis, which borders Thailand. They were found near the camps, in which illegal migrants had been held for several years.

22 May 2015

The UK government’s proposals regarding the Human Rights Act and the European Court of Human Rights

22 May 2015

Human Rights Watch is deeply concerned about the UK government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and limit the role of the European Court of Human Rights in the UK, or failing that even to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights.

21 May 2015
Islamic State seizes Syria’s ancient Palmyra

Islamic State seizes Syria’s ancient Palmyra

21 May 2015

Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have entered the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra after seizing the town next to the ancient ruins, reports say.

20 May 2015

UN rights expert urges Armenia to ‘shed light’ on violence against children

20 May 2015

19 May 2015 — The UN independent human rights expert on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, today urged the Armenian government to devote more attention to the issue of violence against children as well as irregularities in adoption processes, which can amount to sale of children.

18 May 2015
About 100 Asian migrants killed in fight for food on boat

About 100 Asian migrants killed in fight for food on boat

18 May 2015

Migrants rescued from a sinking boat off Indonesia have told the BBC that about 100 people died after a fight broke out over the last remaining food.