Tag: Human Rights Without Frontiers

Fascism and anti-#Serb sentiments in #Croatia

Fascism and anti-#Serb sentiments in #Croatia

| May 11, 2020

  On 1 May 2020, Croatia’s president Zoran Milanovic left a state ceremony celebrating the 25th anniversary of the reconquest of territories held by rebel Serbs for four years in protest of a Nazi-era salute – writes Willy Fautré, director of Human Rights Without Frontiers The president’s reaction was prompted by a war veteran who […]

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#Coronavirus and the Shincheonji Church in South Korea – Separating fact from fiction

#Coronavirus and the Shincheonji Church in South Korea – Separating fact from fiction

| March 24, 2020

The whole world is currently facing a coronavirus pandemic that originated in China and quickly expanded to South Korea where a church was demonized for allegedly spreading the virus throughout the country, writes Willy Fautré, director of Human Rights Without Frontiers. In the international media cacophony that has been raging for a couple of months […]

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Will #Spain remain deaf to repeated calls at the #UN in Geneva for ending the abuse of pretrial detention?

Will #Spain remain deaf to repeated calls at the #UN in Geneva for ending the abuse of pretrial detention?

| January 18, 2020

On 22 January 2020, Spain’s human rights situation will be scrutinized by the UN in Geneva within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review mechanism (UPR). In its report on the stakeholders’ contributions, the High Commissioner for Human Rights echoes the issues raised by different NGOs, associations, coalitions and individuals regarding the abuse of pretrial […]

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Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

| January 8, 2020

Spain has again been accused by several civil society actors of abusing pre-trial detention and applying detention conditions reserved for terrorists to people who have not been convicted of terrorism charges. Fair Trials, Human Rights Without Frontiers and a practising lawyer have filed submissions relating to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Spain’s human […]

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Abuse of an anti-terrorism law in Spain spotlighted at the UN in Geneva and the OSCE in Warsaw

Abuse of an anti-terrorism law in Spain spotlighted at the UN in Geneva and the OSCE in Warsaw

| September 23, 2019

Over the last few days, the abuse of a law against terrorism was spotlighted both at the UN in Geneva and at the annual human rights conference of the OSCE/ ODIHR in Warsaw – writes Willy Fautré , director of Human Rights Without Frontiers At the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, a […]

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#Russia: Complaints against a judge and the FSB in a trial against a Scientology prisoner of conscience

#Russia: Complaints against a judge and the FSB in a trial against a Scientology prisoner of conscience

| November 25, 2018

On 28 November, the St Petersburg City Court will hear an appeal filed against a judge and the FSB (KGBs successor) by the defense lawyer of the leader of the Scientology Church, Ivan Matsitsky, who in September was adopted as a prisoner of conscience by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), a bipartisan […]

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#HumanRightsWithoutFrontiers – Exploitation of #NorthKorea workers in #Poland

#HumanRightsWithoutFrontiers – Exploitation of #NorthKorea workers in #Poland

| November 8, 2018

Welcome to the second in our regular series discussing human rights, brought to you in partnership with Human Rights without Frontiers. In this programme we are looking at the exploitation of North Korean Workers in Poland.  A film dealing with the issue was screened at an event organized within the European Parliament by MEP Laszlo […]

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