The rule of law

Lord Bingham outlined eight hallmark principles by which the Rule of Law can be measured. No society meets the full rigour of all of these requirements but this is an aspiration that all societies should strive towards. The law must be accessible, intelligible, clear and predictable. Questions of legal right and liability should ordinarily be...

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Greece: the Ombudsman institution

«I welcome the opening by the Greek Ombudsman institution, in its capacity as National Mechanism for the Investigation of Arbitrary Incidents by members of the security forces, of an independent investigation into the acts and potential omissions of members of the Greek Coast Guard in relation to the shipwreck off Pylos on 14 June this year...

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UNHCR viewpoint: ‘Refugee’ or ‘migrant’ – Which is right?

With more than 65 million people forcibly displaced globally and boat crossings of the Mediterranean still regularly in the headlines, the terms ‘refugee’ and ‘migrant’ are frequently used interchangeably in media and public discourse. But is there a difference between the two, and does it matter? Yes, there is a...

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The challenge

Diabetes is an urgent health crisis Diabetes is rising at an alarming rate around the world. Today, approximately 537 million adults in the world are living with diabetes – a figure that is projected to rise to 783 million by 2045 if no action is taken.1 In 2021, diabetes was responsible for 6.7 million deaths and caused at least USD...

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Форум в Баку: больницы будущего

В ВОЗ убеждены, что больницы нового типа должны быть целенаправленно спроектированы – с акцентом на устойчивую, адаптируемую и экологичную  инфраструктуру, способную противостоять...

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Human rights should be at the centre of the parliamentary debate on migration and asylum

Strasbourg, 24 April 2023 — “I call on the Lithuanian Parliament to reject the draft amendments to the Law on the State Border and its Protection, which would legalise the current practices that put persons in need of international protection at risk of pushbacks,” said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja...

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