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On 11 October, the International Day of the Girl Child, the United Nations called on governments, civil society groups, and communities to provide more and better gender data to so that in the sustainable development era, no girls are left behind.
On 10 October 2016, the 14th World Day Against the Death Penalty is raising awareness around the application of the death penalty for terrorism-related offences, to reduce its use.
The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe outlines the main trends observed in 45 European countries. In addition to the report published on 6 October, there is a new interactive database accessible to the public.
5 October 2016 — On World Teacher’s Day, the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued statistics revealing that close to 69 million new teachers are needed to provide quality universal primary and secondary education by 2030, the deadline of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The UK government has said that military, who may have committed human rights offenses in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be exempt from European law which permits them to face trial if they are accused of a human rights violation.
On 27 and 28 September 2016, the OSCE Mission to Moldova held a training-of-trainers course for 25 law enforcement representatives from across the country on preventing and combating domestic violence, OSCE official website reports October 4. The event, held in Chisinau, was organized in co-operation with Moldova’s General Police Inspectorate.
The organisers of a homelessness protest, in which around 50 rough sleepers have pitched tents in Leeds city centre, are due to appear in court to fight a bid to disperse them.
On 30 September, the Human Rights Council concluded its thirty-third regular session after adopting 31 texts on a wide range of issues. Among them the Council adopted a resolution on the safety of journalists.
Unhindered and full access of young people to rights is an essential element of a culture of human rights, democracy and rule of law. On 28 September 2016, the Committee of Ministers has adopted a new Recommendation for its member States to remove legal, political and social barriers to young people’s access to rights.
Silencing human rights activists who highlight human rights violations will not solve the problem of torture and other ill-treatment in Thailand, Amnesty International said today.