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ODIHR attended Savchenko hearing in Moscow
WARSAW, 27 February 2015 — Two representatives from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights attended a court hearing on 25 February related to the case of Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian Air Force pilot and Member of Parliament charged with complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists near Luhansk, Ukraine, in June 2014. At the hearing, the Moscow City Court reaffirmed that Savchenko should remain in pre-trial detention until 13 May 2015.
Restrictive measures toward Russian journalists excessive, OSCE Representative says
On 26 February 2015, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović said recent measures limiting some Russian journalists to fulfil their professional activities in Ukraine are excessive.
European court rejects Polish appeal in CIA jail case
(Reuters) — The European Court of Human Rights refused on Tuesday to reconsider its ruling that Poland hosted a secret CIA jail, a decision that will now oblige Warsaw to swiftly hold to account Polish officials who allowed the jail to operate.
UN: “We need people with PhD level compassion”
To combat the kind of mind set that led to the Holocaust, as well as to current atrocities by terrorist groups like Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, (ISIL) and Boko Haram, there must be a change in how we view human rights, said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.
Disability: putting an end to the culture of institutionalisation
"Equality and inclusion for people with disabilities are rarely seen as priorities and these people are often invisible to the rest of the population," the Assembly stated in a debate held on 30 January in Strasbourg.
UN rights chief says world ‘haunted’ by suffering endured by millions during Holocaust
26 January 2015 — Ahead of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, taking place tomorrow, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a statement to mark the "forever solemn day" when the
UN study predicts rising global unemployment due to slower growth, inequality, turbulence
An extra 10 million people worldwide are likely to be unemployed by 2019, the International Labour Organisation experts said, pointing to slower growth, widening inequalities and economic turbulence as reasons behind the trend.