Community Mitigation Guidance for COVID-19 Response

CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures: Voluntary Home Isolation: Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms. At the present time, these symptoms are more likely due to influenza or other respiratory viruses than to COVID-19-related virus. Respiratory Etiquette: Cover coughs and sneezes with...

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Uzbekistan sustains poverty by blocking internal migration

Economists generally agree that migration drives growth. Internal migration, from rural (and usually poorer regions) to cities, has historically underwritten economic development and poverty reduction. Think of the Industrial Revolution, which saw migrants surge into burgeoning urban centers. In its independent history Uzbekistan has urbanized at...

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Another German family seeks refuge in the Kaluga Region

Marina Regel and her three-year-old child fled Germany from the persecution of juvenile justice. “My eldest daughter was taken from me and given to another family. “I could not get her back,” says Marina, “then, when they tried to pick up the youngest, I fled to Russia.” This is far from the only case when the “Russian Germans”...

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Guide on the case-lawof the European Convention on Human Rights (Immigration)

Guide on case-lawof the Convention – ImmigrationEuropean Court of Human Rights5/38Last update: 31.08.2019 Note to readers This Guide is part of the series of Case-Law Guides published by the European Court of Human Rights (hereafter “the Court”, “the European Court” or “the Strasbourg Court”) to inform legal practitioners about the...

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Implementation in national law by an international human rights standard to protect the rights of migrant workers and members of their families.

To deal with the above incidents from a legal point of view, I think: first of all, states must agree among themselves. Migrant workers earn, send money to their homeland, country of origin, support their family and contribute to the country’s economy (over the past 10 years, more than $ 19 billion came from labor migrants to the Kyrgyz...

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Persecution Against Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia Escalates

Last week, police near Norilsk, in northern Russia, raided a campsite where more than 50 Jehovah’s Witness followers had gathered to pray. It was the latest example of an escalating crackdown on Jehovah’s Witnesses, who are targeted simply for practicing their faith. Members of the Jehovah’s Witness community who are close to those who were...

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Meet Your Defender: Interview with Mykhailo Tarakhkalo

The video of our #MeetYourDefender series is with Mykhailo Tarakhkalo – a human rights defender and lawyer working in the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union. Mykhailo shared with us his expert thoughts on human rights work in Ukraine, the role of public oversight and an exceptionally gripping vision of human rights defenders. There is a...

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Monitored the trial in Russia of lawyer Mikhail Benyash

The Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch initiative monitored the trial in Russia of lawyer Mikhail Benyash. Benyash was convicted of the «use of violence … against [a] representative of [the] authority» under article 318 of the Criminal Code of Russia and fined 30,000 rubles. While Mr. Benyash was given only a fine...

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