Tag: human rights

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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#Iran judiciary admits arresting two elite university students

#Iran judiciary admits arresting two elite university students

According to the Iranian state-run media, Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi , two elite students at the pretigous Sharif University of Technology in Iran, have been detained by the authorities. The two had disappeared nearly a month ago with no information about their whereabouts. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of […]

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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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2019 was the year #HumanRights due diligence came of age

2019 was the year #HumanRights due diligence came of age

| December 22, 2019

“The market economy and human rights are the shared values of the European Union” said Timo Harakka, Finland’s Minister of Employment, at the Finnish EU Presidency’s Conference on 2nd December 2019. Yet Business as usual has led us to the impasse we are now in: where climate change and chauvinist nationalisms, helped by collapse of […]

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How much do you know about #HumanRights in the EU?

How much do you know about #HumanRights in the EU?

| December 13, 2019

Start Embed Respect for human rights is key to the EU. How much do you know about them? Find out in this quiz! As an EU citizen, you enjoy many rights. The EU strives to protect human rights in Europe as well as beyond. In addition, the European Parliament raises awareness by holding debates, adopting […]

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Spanish judiciary’s abuse of #HumanRights to come under scrutiny before UN and #ECtHR

Spanish judiciary’s abuse of #HumanRights to come under scrutiny before UN and #ECtHR

| July 31, 2019

According to several submissions to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review, the Spanish legal system allows for violation of human rights, either by directly ignoring EU standards, or through loopholes in existing laws, writes Human Rights Without Frontiers Director Willy Fautré. An emblematic case in point is the abuse suffered by the Kokorev family (Vladimir Kokorev, […]

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