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Proposed amendments to a local law in Melbourne targeting homeless people living on the streets has triggered international human rights concern and questions also being asked of the federal government.
The United Nations has been told more must be done to protect the rights of disabled people in Scotland.
At least 48 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, officials say. Many children were among the dead.
"A Day Without a Woman" unfolded across the USA on Wednesday with strikes and rallies as organizers called on women to skip work and not spend money to demonstrate their economic strength.
Human Rights Watch shares the special rapporteur’s concern that unchecked, mass surveillance continues to undermine the right to privacy and other human rights worldwide.
The Scottish government wants to appoint a «named person» to monitor the welfare of every child in Scotland
The scheme was due to have been rolled-out across Scotland by 31 August 2016 — but that timetable was delayed after the Supreme Court ruled that some of the proposals around information sharing breached the right to privacy and a family life under the European Convention on Human Rights.
Finnair has cancelled several flights due to a walkout of security personnel and ground crew that is expected to expand with sympathy strikes.
When the Sri Lanka delegation appeared before the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee), it should have been well-prepared for the occasion. It was the country’s eighth periodic review, and the questions that the committee would raise were no mystery — the CEDAW Committee and Sri Lankan civil society groups have had steady dialogue with the government over their concerns.
The Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) published today its new Opinions on Armenia and Moldova, assessing the progress over the past years and giving recommendations for the government.
Thousands of Macedonians have staged protests for a second day against calls by ethnic Albanian parties to make Albanian the country’s second official language.