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Human rights trends from Western Europe

Image: Crimean Tatar demonstration supporting the integrity of Ukraine, Simferopol,
March 10, 2014 

EU Parliament adopts resolution on Crimean Tatars

On 12 May 2016, the EU Parliament adopted a resolution on the Crimean Tatars. HRHN welcomes this resolution, and calls on Russia, as well as Ukraine and the international community, to address the deteriorating human rights situation in Crimea. 13 May 2016 »

Image: “Any sources that speak out regarding 
threats or harm to the public interest 
should not face reprisals for doing so 
and must be protected in law and in practice" 
Copyright: Council of Europe

CoE Secretary General proposes a mechanism to address reprisals against human rights defenders

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has proposed to establish a mechanism to strengthen the protection of human rights defenders in his third annual report. HRHN acknowledges and welcomes this proposal. 29 Apr 2016 »

Image: Adam Bodnar, the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights meeting members of Campaign Against Homophobia 
Copyright: Grzelak Piotr

Attacks on Polish NGOs

318 Polish non-governmental organizations have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister Beata Szydło, urging her to take action in response to verbal abuse and violent physical attacks on NGOs and activists, which recently took place in Warsaw. 10 Mar 2016 »

Image: Practical Recommendations For The Management Of Assemblies, Human Rights Council report, March 2016, A/HRC/31/66
Copyright: United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

HRC 31: HRHN Statement on Peaceful Protest

On 9 March 2016, HRHN delivered a statement on the right to peaceful protest, at the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council, in response to the joint report on peaceful assembly by Special Rapporteurs Maina Kiai and Christof Heyns. 10 Mar 2016 »

Image: Lela Tsiskarishvili, Executive Director, Georgian Centre for Psychosocial and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (GCRT). June 2014, in front of Gldani Prison, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Photographer: Daro Sulakauri. 
Copyright: Daro Sulakauri.

Celebrating Women Human Rights Defenders

On International Women’s Day, HRHN celebrates the achievements of women human rights defenders, and reflects on the heightened risks women face in defending human rights. 08 Mar 2016 »

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