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Human rights trends - 2013

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HRH Tbilisi

Human Rights Defenders from South Caucasus meet in Tbilisi

On December 14-15, the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders (SCN HRD) together with Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) and Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) organized meeting of South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders. 20 Dec 2013 »

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HRH Warsaw

“No Burquas Behind Bars” by Nima Sarvestani wins 13th WATCH DOCS

“No Burquas Behind Bars”, a documentary shot in Afghanistan by the Iranian Nima Sarvestani, has won the first award of the 13th International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film. 18 Dec 2013 »

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HRH Warsaw

Law exams are not adapted for people with disabilities

Currently, people with disabilities may only use special assistance during the advocate, legal counsellor and notary professional qualification exams: they can receive a time extension equal to half of the time available for the standard exam. 18 Dec 2013 »

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HRH Baku

Head of independent election monitoring group must be released

On 16 December 2013, the chairman of the Azerbaijani Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center Anar Mammadli was sentenced to 3 months pre-trial detention, in a politically charged case. 17 Dec 2013 »

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HRH Warsaw

The Committee Against Torture issued recommendations for Poland

Having considered the Polish Government’s report on the implementation of the Convention against Torture, the UN Committee Against Torture issued recommendations for Poland. The CAT recommended, among other things, that Poland introduce a statutory definition of torture, improve detained persons’ access to legal aid, conclude the inquiry into secret CIA prisons and limit the scope of the detention of migrants (also migrant children). 11 Dec 2013 »

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