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On 3–4 June, а representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation took part in the Special Event with National Human Rights Institutions held in Brussels.
Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has confirmed the decision to sentence blogger Raif Badawi to 1,000 lashes and 10 years of imprisonment.
On 1–3 June Aleksandr Glushenkov, the Director of the Secretariat of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, took part in the Human Dimension Seminar on the role of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in promoting and protecting human rights in the OSCE area.
International human rights organizations criticise activities of US and British intelligence agencies
Amnesty International and Privacy International criticised the activities of US and British intelligence agencies.
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).