15 March 2017
'Homeless Ban' in Australia

'Homeless Ban' in Australia

15 March 2017

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.

14 March 2017
Scots disabled people’s human rights highlighted at UN

Scots disabled people’s human rights highlighted at UN

14 March 2017

The United Nations has been told more must be done to protect the rights of disabled people in Scotland.

13 March 2017
Ethiopia rubbish landslide kills 48 people

Ethiopia rubbish landslide kills 48 people

13 March 2017

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.

10 March 2017
Thousands of American women took part in strikes for equal pay

Thousands of American women took part in strikes for equal pay

10 March 2017

"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.

09 March 2017
Human Rights Council: Protect the right to privacy

Human Rights Council: Protect the right to privacy

09 March 2017

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.

07 March 2017
The Scottish government wants to appoint a «named person» to monitor the welfare of every child in Scotland

The Scottish government wants to appoint a «named person» to monitor the welfare of every child in Scotland

07 March 2017

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.

06 March 2017
Finnair cancels several flights due to labour dispute

Finnair cancels several flights due to labour dispute

06 March 2017

Finnair has cancelled several flights due to a walkout of security personnel and ground crew that is expected to expand with sympathy strikes.

03 March 2017
Human Rights Watch: Sri Lanka dodges questions on women’s rights

Human Rights Watch: Sri Lanka dodges questions on women’s rights

03 March 2017

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.

02 March 2017
National minorities: new reports on Armenia and Moldova published

National minorities: new reports on Armenia and Moldova published

02 March 2017

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.

01 March 2017
Macedonian protests over albanian demands

Macedonian protests over albanian demands

01 March 2017

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.