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Human rights trends from Western Europe

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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 »

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MEPs adopt resolution on Poland

On Wednesday 14, a resolution on Poland was adopted with 510 to 160 votes with 29 abstentions, but a solution to developments in Poland referred to as the constitutional crisis remains unclear as the deadline given to the authorities by the Commission approaches. 14 Sep 2016 »

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UNGA Debate: Enabling active participation in society

Civil society was at the centre of a dialogue on the 12th of July as the third segment of the day’s programme at the UNGA’s high-level thematic debate “UN@70: Human Rights at the centre of the global agenda”. 15 Jul 2016 »

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Open debate with UN Secretary General Candidates

On the 12 of July at the UN, high-level representatives from States, civil society and the private sector discussed the human rights situation in the world. There was also a first televised live debate with the candidates for Secretary General at the United Nations, which was open for questions from the public. 12 Jul 2016 »

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Rule of law under threat in Poland

Civil society and national and international bodies have expressed concern at recent reforms in Poland and their impact on the rule of law. These reforms include changes to the functioning of the Constitutional Court, a law granting government control over TV and radio, a law granting additional powers of surveillance, and the merging of the functions of the Justice Minister and the formerly independent Prosecutor General. 29 Jun 2016 »

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