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Image: Polish women have gone on strike in protest of anti-abortion law
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Polish women have gone on strike in protest of anti-abortion law

On Monday 3 October, in many Polish cities, women and men protested against a draft law that would introduce a complete ban on abortion. Protesters, dressed in black, have united under the slogan “Black protest” and the hashtag #czarnyprotest (meaning black protest). Our colleagues at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights(HFHR), based in Warsaw, reported on the situation. 03 Oct 2016 »

Image: Deteriorating human rights in “Russianised” Crimea needs international scrutiny

Deteriorating human rights in “Russianised” Crimea needs international scrutiny

At the United Nations, Human Rights House Foundation highlighted the increasing “Russianisation” of Crimea, and the human rights violations as a consequence, and called on the international community to further scrutinise the human rights situation in Crimea. Furthermore, all parties in the on-going conflict in Eastern Ukraine must fulfil their obligations under international human rights law. 27 Sep 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 »

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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 »

Image: UNGA Debate: Enabling active participation in society

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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