13 April 2015

Turkey anger at Pope Francis Armenian 'genocide' claim

13 April 2015

Turkey has reacted with anger to the comment made by the Pope Francis at a service in Rome at a Mass in the Armenian Catholic rite at Peter’s Basilica, attended by the Armenian president and church leaders earlier on Sunday, and recalled its envoy to the Vatican. The row has continued to sour relations between Armenia and Turkey.

12 April 2015

Kenya demands U.N. removes massive Somali refugee camp

12 April 2015

Kenya has given the United Nations three months to remove a camp housing more than half a million Somali refugees, as part of a  get-tough  response to the killing of 148 people by Somali gunmen at a Kenyan university.

09 April 2015
Australia’s detaining of migrant children denounced again

Australia’s detaining of migrant children denounced again

09 April 2015

The independent inquiry led by former integrity commissioner Philip Moss, which found credible allegations of sexual assault and child abuse in Australia’s Nauru detention centre, was the third time in recent weeks that Australia faced a damning review of its system of mandatory immigration detention. Since that time, we’ve learned that immigration authorities may have known about these abuse allegations for months before taking action.

08 April 2015
Italian police 'tortured' Genoa G8 protester, says ECHR

Italian police 'tortured' Genoa G8 protester, says ECHR

08 April 2015

An Italian police attack on a protester at the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa amounted to "torture", the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

07 April 2015

Anti-foreigner sentiment has spread too far in Germany

07 April 2015

An arson attack on a future refugee home in the German town of Tröglitz is only the latest indicator that  anti-foreigner  sentiment has spread too far in the country. The number of crimes directed at  asylum-seekers has risen dramatically.

03 April 2015
Alabama death row inmate to be freed after nearly 30 years

Alabama death row inmate to be freed after nearly 30 years

03 April 2015
A US inmate who spent nearly 30 years on death row will go free on Friday after prosecutors told a court there is not enough evidence to link him to the 1985 murders he was convicted of committing. Judge Laura Petro on Thursday dismissed the case against Anthony Ray Hinton. The district attorney’s office told the judge on Wednesday that their forensic experts couldn’t determine…
02 April 2015
Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn’s trial to be 'watched' by Greek anti-racism groups

Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn’s trial to be 'watched' by Greek anti-racism groups

02 April 2015

Entitled Golden Dawn Watch, the initiative will use accredited journalists and qualified lawyers to cover and provide analysis of the trial that opens on April 20.

Council of Europe supports UN HeForShe campaign

02 April 2015

Secretary General Jagland backs groundbreaking gender equality campaign in the name of 'strong, safe and prosperous societies'.

Recommendations on the protection of personal data in the workplace

02 April 2015

The Council of Europe has issued a Recommendation to its 47 member states spelling out the principles they should follow in their national legislation concerning the processing of personal data of employees and job candidates, for example with regard to health data or the monitoring of communications in the workplace.

01 April 2015
OSCE Representative welcomes convictions for murder of Russian journalist

OSCE Representative welcomes convictions for murder of Russian journalist

01 April 2015

VIENNA, 31 March 2015 — OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today welcomed the sentences of two people for the murder of newspaper editor Abdulmalik Akhmedilov in August 2009 in Makhachkala, in the Russian Republic of Dagestan.