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Monthly Archives: March, 2023

First Person: Journeys of resilience in Ukraine

Manfred Profazi, who is based in Vienna, Austria, has been touring some of the regions in Ukraine which have been most seriously affected by...

‘Bring them home’: UN experts call for repatriating detained Syria children

Children in conflict zones must be protected, not punished, said the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, together with Fionnuala Ní Aoláin,...

Türkiye, Syria quake response continues, food security threat rising

OCHA Spokesperson Jens Laerke, told reporters in Geneva that the current phase was still “a humanitarian emergency where we look at, ‘What do the...

The simple truth about ECT: No one should be given shock treatment

Peter R. Breggin MD is a lifelong reformer known as “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his criticism of biological psychiatry and his promotion of...

ECT – what the United Nations says about Electroshock

Electroshock - In February 2013, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Mr Juan Méndez, when speaking amongst other things, ECT (electroconvulsive therapy o...

Greater protection needed for Palestinians amid rising violence, annexation threat

“The wave of deadly violence sweeping through the occupied West Bank since the beginning of this year is the inexorable consequence of an acquisitive...

Guatemala: Türk alarmed by reprisals against anti-corruption officials

Mr. Türk’s warning comes amid the reported harassment and prosecution of justice officials involved with the UN-backed International Commission against Impunity (CICIG), including, most recently, former Commissioner Francisco...

MEPs approve revamped EU product safety rules

The updated law will ensure that products in the EU, whether sold online or in traditional shops, comply with the highest safety requirements.

MEPs approve revised rules on product safety in Europe

On Thursday, MEPs endorsed the revised rules on product safety of non-food consumer products with 569 votes in favour, 13 against and no abstentions. The new...

MEPs debate results of March EU council with Presidents Michel and von der Leyen

Reviewing the latest EU Council, MEPs called for EU action to enhance the industrial sector, support households and businesses and continue backing Ukraine.

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