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.
A beach brawl on the French island of Corsica between three families of North African descent and local youths has left five people injured and three cars burnt out, regional prosecutors say. BBC (14.08.2016) – The brawl on Saturday began after the families objected to photos being taken, witnesses say. Stones and bottles were thrown. […]CONTINUE READING →
Residents of Hangzhou told they could be banned from holding religious gatherings while world leaders attend summit The Guardian (22.07.2016) – http://bit.ly/2bfTLCf – Chinese authorities have reportedly ordered the closure of churches in the eastern city hosting the G20 summit later this year to “create a safe environment” for world leaders when they meet. […]CONTINUE READING →
Interfax Religion (17.08.2016) – http://bit.ly/2beUGHu – Chairman of the Coordinating Center of Muslims of the North Caucasus Ismail Berdiyev speaks for women’s circumcision. “It is necessary to make circumcision to all women to reduce lechery, to reduce sexuality,” the mufti told an Interfax-Religion correspondent on Wednesday. He pointed out that the circumcision is […]CONTINUE READING →
HRWF (23.08.2016) – According to the majority of Odessa residents, the situation is tense in the city – 54.5%. Some 30.1% of respondents said the situation was more or less stable, 9.9% called the situation explosive and 5.5% of residents were undecided, a recent opinion survey said. HRWF director is currently in Odessa to […]CONTINUE READING →
By Halya Coynash KHPF.org (16.08.2016) – http://bit.ly/2bwEvpC – Transparency International in Ukraine and other NGOs have condemned what they see as deliberate sabotage of the electronic income declaration system, and two prominent newspapers have called on the West to refuse both financial aid and visa-free travel until Ukraine’s leaders stop trying to con the […]CONTINUE READING →