Refugee Policy — Europe and its Borders

Основатель и руководитель берлинского Института изучения миграционных процессов и вопросов безопасности Мехтильд Бауманн: Институт изучения миграционных процессов и вопросов...

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UNHCR warns of imminent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning of a looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan as the escalating conflict brings increased human suffering and civilian displacement. An estimated 270,000 Afghans have been newly displaced inside the country since January 2021 – primarily due to insecurity and violence –  bringing the total uprooted...

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Human Rights Council to Hold its Forty-Seventh Regular Session from 21 June to 13 July 2021

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its forty-seventh regular session from 21 June to 13 July 2021 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The hybrid Council will be meeting in room XVIII with most statements delivered virtually. The session will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, 21 June under the presidency of Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan...

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Bring Human Rights Home: A Story from the Netherlands

Статья 12 Никто не может подвергаться произвольному вмешательству в его личную и семейную жизнь, произвольным посягательствам на неприкосновенность его жилища, тайну его корреспонденции...

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Venice Commission published a set of guidelines to protect ombudsman institutions

Venice Commission published a set of guidelines to protect ombudsman institutions, following threats to these institutions in recent years. Ombudsman are important for democracy, their services are free, and are thus accessible to individuals who cannot afford to pursue their complaints through the courts. They can take action independently...

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Belarus: Bachelet appoints OHCHR fact-finding mission experts

GENEVA (19 May 2021) – UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet today announced the appointment of three high-level experts to the UN Human Rights Office’s fact-finding mission on Belarus that will assist her in conducting a comprehensive examination of alleged human rights violations committed in Belarus since 1 May 2020, including the...

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Universal Design: environments, products, services accessible and usable by all

Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)6of the Committee of Ministers to member stateson ageing and disability in the 21st century: sustainable frameworks to enable greater quality of life in an inclusive society *   *   * The Committee of Ministers, Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve greater unity between its members and that...

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About diabetes: Dean Phillips — Member of Congress USA

Dear Ms. Mosseeva-Helier, Representation begins with listening, and I appreciate hearing from you about our healthcare system. I believe that it is time for us to make the moral decision to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable, high-quality healthcare – no matter their circumstances. That is why I support providing a public option...

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Civil society’s role in human rights-friendly law-making

A massive amount of advice is available to governments and law makers on producing laws that do not harm human rights and that will produce real human rights progress. This includes reports by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe and advice from OSCE/ODIHR. Yet active and committed involvement of citizens is often needed for this advice...

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