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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Is it possible for a person to understand artificial intelligence

The purpose of the study is the cognition of artificial intelligence by man. The relevance of this problem is due to the fact that nowadays AI plays a very important role in the development of the economy, technology, the public sphere and scientific enterprises. Nevertheless, when AI manages to make successful predictions that go beyond the...

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Implementing judgments in the field of asylum and migration on odd days

A new research paper published by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee brings attention to the worrying practices of non-implementation of judgments in the field of asylum and migration in Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia and the implications on the rule of law. Due to the politicised nature of asylum and migration, the relevant EU...

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The role of human rights defenders in creating the foundations for peace and democracy

A Nobel Peace Prize in times of war” Panel discussionby the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, in partnership with the Nobel Peace CentreInterventionby Dunja Mijatović — Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dear Secretary general, dear participants, It would be difficult to find a more appropriate time or venue than this discussion...

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Older Persons as Active Agents in a Changing Climate

The climate crisis impacts the entire globe, and persons of all ages experience the negative and harsh consequences of climate change. However, climate change disproportionately impacts older persons, especially older women, persons living in situation of poverty, and older persons with disabilities. Despite this, older persons are often not...

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Inclusive and resilient health care for all – are we closer?

Statement by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, ahead of World Health Day: Strasbourg, 06 April 2022 — «It has been over a year since I published my Issue paper on protecting the right to health. In February 2021, as Europe was gripped by the multiple impacts of COVID-19, I addressed recommendations...

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Дайджест московского офиса УВКБ ООН

Агентство ООН по делам беженцев в Российской Федерации радо поделиться с вами дайджестом УВКБ ООН Россия за февраль 2022 года. В дайджесте освещаются основные направления деятельности...

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World War III is already under way?

The battlefields are economic, digital, financial, jurisdictional. Combat in none of those fields requires physical people in helmets on tanks or in submarines. Yes, generals always fight the last war. Russian generals have never been so out of date. Putin, hopelessly, has stayed in the last century, which is terrible for the entire world and for...

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Видеообращение президента Совета Ассоцицаий адвокатов и юристов Европы

Заявление Совета Ассоциаций адвокатов и юристов Европы (CCBE) о вторжении в Украину, которое недавно было опубликовано на веб-сайте CCBE.

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Traveling in Russia: Weathering pillars, Komi republic

Weathering pillars (Mansi dummies) – a geological monument located in the Troitsko-Pechora region of the Komi Republic on the territory of the Pechora-Ilychsky reserve on the Man-Pupu-ner mountain (“Small mountain of idols” in translation from the Mansi language), in the interfluve of the Ichotlyaga and Pechora rivers … Many legends are...

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