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Hearings being held today at the European Court of Human Rights in two crucial cases against Romania and Lithuania for complicity in the CIA-led rendition and secret detention programmes represent a milestone in accountability, said Amnesty International.
Russia will sign Council of Europe new convention to promote safety at football matches and other sports events
On 28 June, Deputy Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation Natalia Parshikova said that Russia will sign the draft Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events.
A rally by a nationalist group at California’s State Capitol in Sacramento became violent on 26 June when protesters clashed with the group, leaving at least seven people injured.
International non-governmental organization Global Witness is disturbed by frequent killings of environmental activists. The organization’s new report documents 185 known deaths worldwide last year — by far the highest annual death toll on record and a 59% increase from 2014. Severe limits on information mean the true numbers are undoubtedly higher.
On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.
On 15 June, Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, said that erosion of rule of law threatens human rights protection in Poland. He made this statement during a press conference in Warsaw in which he presented a report based on his visit to Poland carried out last February.
On 14 June, the United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein urged the leadership of the United States to consider robust gun control in the wake of the mass killing in Florida.