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Event in Brussels on LGBTQI rights highlights elevated risk during pandemic times

LGBTQI activists raise alarm over an increase in hate speech and violence and propose strategies to strengthen protections by improving funding mechanisms. LGBTQI people around the world, an already marginalized group, have been subjected to...

Discrimination of Serb minority in Croatia: A case raised at the U.N. in Geneva

At the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, a case of discrimination based on ethnicity in Croatia was submitted to their delegation. 25 years after the end of Croatia’s war for...

ECHR grants an interim measure in the case of Armenia v. Azerbaijan

On 29 September 2020, taking the view that the current situation gives rise to a risk of serious violations of the Convention, the European Court of Human Rights (sitting as a Chamber of seven...

Old Believers denounce illegal detention of peaceful family in Belarus

As reported by the World Union of Old believers, The Old Believers living in the historical region of their historically traditional regional residence in the Republic of Belarus became victims of the violence unfolding...

COE’s Secretary General warns of humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh

Strasbourg, 01.10.2020 - The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, made the following statement today: “As the armed conflict around Nagorno-Karabakh escalates with a growing number of civilian casualties, I mourn the deaths...

160+ Greek and international organizations, urge Greek authorities on refugees at Lesvos

Lesvos: More than 160 Greek and international organizations, urge Greek authorities to revoke decision to close dignified alternatives in accommodating refugees οn Lesvos We, the undersigned, call on the Minister of Migration and Asylum, Notis...

Jaswant Singh Khalra was remembered at the Human Rights Council

Jaswant Singh Khalra was remembered at the Human Rights Council

China rejects human rights plea during ‘intense’ EU trade talks

“Europe needs to be a player, not a playing field," he said.Xi rejected criticism by Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and German Chancellor Angela Merkel of his country's human rights record,...

It’s time for a Jackson-Vanik Amendment for China

If China’s tightening grip on its closing society has an eerie familiarity, it should. The Chinese Communist Party’s wholesale disregard for its citizens’ fundamental freedoms has long invited comparisons to rule in the former...

Protests must be nonviolent; governments must respect rights, pope says

Vatican City — Expressing his concern about demonstrations taking place in many countries around the world, Pope Francis appealed for nonviolence, dialogue and the guarantee of civil rights. "In these weeks, we are witnessing numerous...

CESNUR and FOB release “The New Gnomes of Zurich”

Massimo Introvigne and Alessandro Amicarelli, releases publication on JW case.

High Representative on behalf of E.U. on the announcement regarding relations between Israel and the UAE

The EU welcomes the announcement on the normalisation of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and acknowledges the constructive role played by the US in this respect.

Human Rights Without Frontiers condemns the death penalty of Yahaya Sharif-Aminu on blasphemy charges

Human Rights Without Frontiers condemns the death penalty of Yahaya Sharif-Aminu on blasphemy charges

Spanish human rights attorney writes to Von der Leyen on planned violations of fundamental health rights

Spanish human rights attorney writes to Von der Leyen on planned violations of fundamental health rights

Turkmen Court Sentences Brothers Eldor and Sanjarbek Saburov to Two Years in Prison

On August 6, 2020, a Turkmen court sentenced Brothers Eldor and Sanjarbek Saburov to two years in prison for their conscientious objection to military service. The siblings are 21 and 25 years old, respectively. The court refused the brothers’ request to appeal. This is the second time both were convicted for their neutrality.

UN experts call for urgent action to remedy “alarming” human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir

UN experts call for urgent action to remedy “alarming” human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir

Iraqi Religious Authorities Adopt Interfaith Statement on Victims of ISIL

Iraqi Religious Authorities Adopt Interfaith Statement on Victims of ISIL

Iraq: ISIL’s acts of terror ‘divorced from the values of all faiths’

Iraq: ISIL’s acts of terror ‘divorced from the values of all faiths’

“Making cities belong to those who work to build them”: Baha’i Chair in India looks at urbanization

Baha’i Chair in India invites economists and academics to examine how new conceptions of human nature can enhance long-term approaches to urban development.

USCIRF Expresses Outrage at the Killing of U.S. Citizen Over Blasphemy Charges in Pakistan

USCIRF Expresses Outrage at the Killing of U.S. Citizen Over Blasphemy Charges in Pakistan

Why using the language of war is counterproductive

Why using the language of war is counterproductive

New report on the Persecution of Ahmadi Muslims

New report on the Persecution of Ahmadi Muslims

Book Trailer Launched for Massimo Introvigne’s Book on The Church of Almighty God

Book Trailer Launched for Massimo Introvigne’s Book on The Church of Almighty God

Guterres gives hard hitting Mandela Day message: “Inequality defines our time”

Guterres gives hard hitting Mandela Day message: "Inequality defines our time"

UN appoints new ECOSOC President

UN appoints new ECOSOC President
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