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“States should respect and protect lawyers who promote and defend human rights defenders”

The report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Judges and Lawyers will be presented to the UN General Assembly today, 21 October 2016. The report gives clear recommendations on the actions States and bar associations should take to ensure the independence of lawyers. 21 Oct 2016 »

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Remembering Anna Politkovskaya 10 years after her murder

Prominent investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered on 7 October 2006. 10 years after her killing, many human rights organisations mark the anniversary and remember her work, her character, and courage. 07 Oct 2016 »

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Croatia: “Enough with the Hatred”

Human Rights House Zagreb and Gong held a public discussion on hate speech, and launched initiatives to combat hate speech and other speech that is unacceptable in the public space in a democratic society. 03 Oct 2016 »

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HRHF calls for civil society space during electoral processes

At the ongoing session of the United Nations highest human rights body, states and non-governmental organisations raised the shrinking space for civil society as an issue in need of the UN’s attention. Human Rights House Foundation drew particular attention to the situation in Azerbaijan, Belarus, and the Russian Federation. 22 Sep 2016 »

Image: Platform 112 pre-election debate September 2016

Putting democracy and human rights back on the political agenda

Ahead of parliamentary elections in Croatia on 11 September, the Platform 112 coalition of more than 70 civil society organisations, together with the Croatian Journalist Association, held a pre-election debate with political candidates. The debate focused on human rights, civil society, democracy, peace-building, access to justice, and equality. 10 Sep 2016 »

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