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The Human Rights and Democracy Network’s (HRDN) campaign Stand 4 Human Rights Defenders was launched on 12 November 2015 and runs until 12 November 2016. It promotes constructive dialogue between civil society organisations and EU actors so as to jointly identify practical actions that could be implemented by the EU in order to improve the effectiveness of its work on HRDs.
The 10th edition of the human rights documentary film festival One World will take place in Brussels from 18th to 27th April 2016, offering 14 new documentary films followed by panel discussions with film directors, politicians, human rights activists, international NGO leaders and the laureates of Sakharov Prize. This is an opportunity to see the best films of […]
The article is prepared by Maksym Vasin, an executive director of the Institute for Religious Freedom (Kyiv) Institute for Religious Freedom (22.06.2016) – http://bit.ly/28ORTlG – Compared to the previous year, the number of religious organization in Ukraine at the beginning of 2015 increased by 328, thus totaling 35,317 religious organizations, including 989 religious communities without […]CONTINUE READING →
Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (21.06.2016) – http://bit.ly/28Pd0W2 – Joining over 1,300 participants from 80 countries including 20 ministers, 200 parliamentarians, academics, lawyers and members of civil society at the 6th World Congress against the Death Penalty in Oslo, the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) expressed its opposition to the use of this inhuman, […]CONTINUE READING →
Myanmar leader reiterates her stance that the word, used to describe a persecuted Muslim minority, is ‘controversial’ and her government won’t use it The Guardian (21.06.2016) – http://bit.ly/28MJrSo – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told the UN special rapporteur on human rights that the government will avoid using the term “Rohingya” to […]CONTINUE READING →
Press release FOREF & Set my People Free (20.06.2016) – Two international human rights organizations today began a campaign to end laws that make it a criminal offense to change one’s religion and “insult” religions. The Forum for Religious Freedom –Europe and Set My People Free are meeting delegations to the United Nations and […]CONTINUE READING →
Religion Clause (20.06.2016) – http://bit.ly/28Qf7HH – In Israel yesterday, the Jerusalem District Court ordered the mayor of the city of Beit Shemesh to remove signs posted around the city by ultra-Orthodox Jews instructing women to wear long sleeves and long skirts. Other signs tell women to keep off sidewalks near synagogues and yeshivas where men […]CONTINUE READING →