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U.N.'s chief urges two-week Yemen truce
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.
Amnesty International report claims Irish abortion law 'treats women like vessels'
A report by Amnesty International claims abortion law in the Republic of Ireland treats women like ' child-bearing vessels'.
Meeting of representatives of National Human Rights Institutions
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 Arabian blogger will be executed for criticizing authorities
Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has confirmed the decision to sentence blogger Raif Badawi to 1,000 lashes and 10 years of imprisonment.
Director of Secretariat of High Commissioner took part in OSCE seminar in Warsaw
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.
ODIHR Director highly appreciated cooperation between Ella Pamfilova and Valeriya Lutkovska
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.
Czech Republic is about to litigate against EU over 525 asylum seekers
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.
Beijing public smoking ban begins
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.