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The United Nations rights office voices concern over "a shrinking democratic space" in Azerbaijan as human rights defenders, journalists and Government critics are increasingly being deprived of their liberty.
On 15 — 16 June Aleksandr Glushenkov, the Director of the Secretariat of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, took part in the OSCE conference on Journalists’ Safety, Media Freedom and Pluralism in Times of Conflict held in Vienna.
Thorbjørn Jagland urges 5 countries to ratify Council of Europe’s convention against human trafficking
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has called on the Czech Republic, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Russia and Turkey, to join 43 other European states in ratifying the Council of Europe’s legally-binding convention against human trafficking.
A new Handbook for Monitoring and Evaluation of Child Labour in Agriculture issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will seek to establish guidelines intended to prevent the use of child labour across the world’s agricultural communities in an effort to tackle a problem that affects some one hundred million children globally, the United Nations agency announced.
The head of the United Nations opened peace talks on Yemen on Monday with a call for a humanitarian ceasefire, saying the country was on the verge of a collapse that the Middle East could not withstand.
A report by Amnesty International claims abortion law in the Republic of Ireland treats women like ' child-bearing vessels'.
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.