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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.
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.
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.
Staff members of Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights took part in ECRI Seminar in Strasbourg
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.
A new report on human trafficking in Hungary calls on national authorities to pay more attention to the problem of internal trafficking.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.