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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 cancels several flights due to labour dispute
Finnair has cancelled several flights due to a walkout of security personnel and ground crew that is expected to expand with sympathy strikes.
Human Rights Watch: Sri Lanka dodges questions on women’s rights
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.
National minorities: new reports on Armenia and Moldova published
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.
Macedonian protests over albanian demands
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.
Nationwide bank strike in India
Operations at state-owned banks will be impacted today as most unions under the aegis of United Forum of Bank Unions will go on strike to press for various demands including those related to wages.
Libya: Discriminatory restriction on women
Officials in eastern Libya should immediately repeal an order, issued on February 16, 2017, that bans women under age 60 from traveling abroad unless they are accompanied by a male guardian, Human Rights Watch said on February 23. The order threatens to curtail freedom of movement for women in eastern Libya, including for medical treatment, education, and professional travel.
No arrests after Rinkeby riots
Stockholm hit global headlines on 21 February, sparked by the riots. In the hours after a man was arrested for suspected drug charges, violence erupted on Monday evening in Rinkeby, a suburb of Stockholm that has experienced a large influx of refugees.
Amnesty International: UK has a shameful record with refugees
Britain and the US have been accused of showing an «appalling lack of leadership» over the international refugee crisis. Amnesty International claimed the UK Government has shirked its duty in relation to the emergency, pushing thousands of vulnerable people into the hands of people smugglers.
Complaints of housing discrimination on the rise, Quebec human rights commission says
The number of complaints of rental discrimination is on the rise, according to data gathered by the Quebec human rights commission.